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My Powerful Conversation with Upcoming Actress Anna Demetriou

Anna and I went to high school together (one which, much to my disappointment, was nothing like Saved by the Bell). Anna wasn’t one of “the” popular kids, but she was “a” popular kid; she was liked by everyone, teachers and students. She was always smiling, she had an infectious energy, and she could make …

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Compare Yourself to Boost Your Confidence, Not Ruin Your Self-Esteem

To compare or not compare? No, that’s not the question. The question is, against who? We all compare ourselves to others; to people we know and even to people we don’t know. This tendency is completely normal and in some instances can even be beneficial. It serves as a way to learn from our surroundings, …

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Turn Your Toxic Comparisons into Constructive Comparisons, for a Better You.

The potential downsides to comparing ourselves to others are blatantly apparent. Making comparisons can often make us feel inferior, excluded, alone, and unfortunately, it’s never before been easier to do thanks to the internet and social media. However, there’s a potential psychological explanation for why we do this, and it’s particularly relevant to young adults.

Your Desire to Be Normal Is Holding You Back

Not many people are exceptional. The majority of people are normal. That’s what being normal means; to be the same as a majority. And it’s generally considered a good thing. Ever since you were born, you’ve been evaluated against socially-accepted parameters. Before you even left the hospital, your weight, the length of your feet, your …

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