Being yourself,… I mean ‘truly’ being yourself is often a challenge! As babies, we start growing up, and gradually learn how to behave, what to say, what to think, in brief, we are taught to conform to the societal norms of our environment. We learn many good things, and at the same time, feel the need to abide by group pressure.
Have you ever asked yourself how independent you are? As a child, we are fully dependent on our parents, yearning for admiration and reassurance on everything. Over the years, we form our peer groups and want their approval, often abiding to peer-pressure at an early age, and even start drinking alcohol and smoking. Then at work, we find the need to go along organizational politics, to ensure a chance for being promoted,… the list could go on!