WHAT MAKES A LIFE
SCHOOL TEACHES US EVERYTHING
BUT WHAT WE NEED TO LIVE FULLY
1.) PARENTS AND SCHOOLS TEACH US
TO MEASURE OUR WORTH
BY HOW WELL WE ARE LIKED
BY IMPORTANT OTHERS.
Giving up the need to be liked by everyone frees us.
We stop wasting enormous energy in chasing a cruel Will O Wisp.
We can focus on just becoming.
And those drawn to the Us that We become that way will be worth sharing the fascinating journey that is life.
2.) BEING AUTHENTIC IS NOT BEING A FREAK
You think an eagle feels a freak when it takes to the skies and soars alone.
In STRANGER THINGS 2,
Jonathan tells his brother that the freaks are the ones who do great things.
Be true to who you are inside and fly like an eagle.
Perhaps if we taught students that in school,
the persecuted ones would find their way without violence to themselves or others.
3.) WE TEACH OTHERS HOW TO TREAT US
Often we think to get along, we must go along.
But in giving in to bullies, we only teach them to treat us worse.
Standing up to a bully will cost. Not doing so will cost more:
your self respect, inner peace, and joy.
Bruises heals. Wounded souls often do not.
Strong boundaries reinforce our self-worth.
4.) WE ARE ENOUGH
Our culture seems intent on persuading us that our lives are lacking:
that we are not enough;
that we do not have enough,
that there is that elusive something out there that will make things wonderful --