How do you know if someone is being authentic, wielding their own wisdom and expertise? You don't, of course. You believe they are because how they say those words and phrases resonant with you; even more so if your situation or what you wish to accomplish is on the same playing field.
Within the past two days I've seen articles come across my email citing "victim" and "show up." If you’ve been a subscriber to this newsletter since the beginning, you may recognize or remember those exact words used. If you have my second book, “Thrown into Transition: Now What Do I Do?” you may recall I talk about stop being the victim is the first step of five in moving you through your transition. “Show up” was referenced when I relayed my experience about taking third in a Toastmaster’s International Table Topic contest.
I used to believe my thoughts were exclusive to me; however, am no longer certain of that. It’s my experiences that are mine and mine alone. You might have similar events occur, and they are yours alone.
It is my opinion that we are drawn together by a force stronger than us. And there are idioms such as “the herd mentality” or “birds of a feather” to solidify that opinion.
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Whoever thinks a lot—which is to say, "objectively" readily forgets his own experiences, but not the thoughts that they have brought about.
Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture.