FEALTY TO SELF AND TO OTHERS

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Offering one’s sense of self in exchange for the approval linked with conformity to the agreed-upon beliefs of any given group encourages paralysis of creativity among individuals and discourages growth within the groups to which we pledge fealty. The anticipated rewards are stability and a heightened measure of safety.

Our decision on the matter probably occurred during childhood; some say before our second birthday. The rest of our life will be spent learning to live with our decision and using this information to guide us as we mingle with others.

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