This afternoon, one of my friends was telling a group of us about her grandson and his latest exploits. We marveled at how young children are such enthusiastic supporters of the notion that they are the center of the universe. They don’t mean to be strident. It’s just that everyone around them is encouraging them and supporting them and loving them. My friends and I wondered aloud about all of the messages that we are fed later in life that we are not good enough or cute enough or thin enough or curvy enough or hard working enough or just plain enough. I wish I could have avoided learning some of that, so I would not have had to spend so much time unlearning it.
The words of the week in my podcast are from Maya Angelou and are the culmination of learning what we need and unlearning what we do not.