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What it means to fight for yourself

It's very easy to lose yourself and lose your own identity when you are in the middle of society. You must appease others, live up to expectations and project a certain image in order to fit in, advance and survive.

When I was growing up, I had a hard time criticizing my own parents or elders. I just assumed they would know better than me. And that assumption often cost me greatly. It's a very dangerous assumption to lean on somebody else entirely for anything. To depend on someone else's wisdom without holding your own is like being a slave to another. To rely on someone else's wisdom after you've gained your own confidence and a mind strong enough to not be taken over by someone else, that is true learning. I was only a sponge when I was a kid just soaking up what everyone else around me told me. Now, when you are older, you are able to apply those learnings to the real world and to real people and discover yourself if those teachings were right or not. Whether t…