What makes you feel confident and empowered to be your most authentic self?

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What makes you feel confident and empowered to be your most authentic self?

Post by GBaxter » March 28th, 2018, 4:14 am

What currently makes you feel confident and empowered to be your most authentic self?

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Re: What makes you feel confident and empowered to be your most authentic self?

Post by Greta » March 28th, 2018, 6:20 pm

I'm not normally a one word responder but in this case: retirement.

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Re: What makes you feel confident and empowered to be your most authentic self?

Post by Eduk » March 29th, 2018, 3:34 pm

An authentic self which benefits from being authentic.

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Re: What makes you feel confident and empowered to be your most authentic self?

Post by LuckyR » March 31st, 2018, 2:07 am

GBaxter wrote:
March 28th, 2018, 4:14 am
What currently makes you feel confident and empowered to be your most authentic self?
I, like most, feel control over my own destiny equates to freedom, in this case, freedom to be one's own authentic self
"As usual... it depends."

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Re: What makes you feel confident and empowered to be your most authentic self?

Post by Vivek7 » March 31st, 2018, 11:48 am

My most authentic self is myself, totally myself unadulterated by social stigmas. When I am myself and live on my own and do not have to care about anything and can move as my instincts demand I can be my authentic self but the problem is I cannot be myself fro a variety of reasons in the society I am in since I have to satisfy many others and compromise on issues I really do not intend.

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Re: What makes you feel confident and empowered to be your most authentic self?

Post by Greta » March 31st, 2018, 6:39 pm

Vivek7 wrote:
March 31st, 2018, 11:48 am
My most authentic self is ...
... (in a nutshell) when other people are not trying to interfere :)

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