“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” — e. e. cummings


  • You may have gotten negative messages—whether from parents, siblings, peers, or teachers—to eradicate certain aspects of your inborn nature.
  • Your self-protective adaptations to society can be seen as comprising a sort of self-betrayal, for they keep you from acting authentically.
  • In being more candid and self-disclosing, others will likely feel that they have permission to be more open and vulnerable with you as well.  More…