What’s in it for me? Learn how to feel less like an outsider by better understanding yourself.
Every day, we’re reminded of how divided the world is becoming. There was once a time when we thought modern technology was going to bring us all closer together – that a global community would form around common goals and ideals. But the internet has mostly made it easier to find others who already share our opinions. As a result, we tend to surround ourselves with like-minded people, a fact that’s only led to greater division.
No one wants to feel isolated or alone, so it’s tempting to join a group, even if it happens to be a militant faction. Yet these groups often only serve to increase the feeling of loneliness, especially when they offer no personal connections. This is why the real solution lies within. Only by looking inward and asking the tough questions can we find the peace that comes with truly belonging and knowing our place in the world.
In these blinks, you’ll discover
- how a permission slip got Brené Brown a guest spot on Oprah;
- the tools you need to make it through your personal wilderness; and
- how tragedy can make you stronger.