Ego

Ego exists in human nature, and it manifests as ignorance, greed, and desire to name a few. The ego-consciousness fights, often triumphantly, against the individual’s actual self; it bears arms to keep a self-construct derived from external impositions in power over the individual.   Continue reading “Ego”

Perfectionism

“Healthy striving is self-focused: ‘How can I improve?’ Perfectionism is other-focused: ‘What will they think?’ – Brené Brown

The ideal of perfectionism is a subject that is interwoven with the notions of failure and making mistakes.  The image of perfection oscillates between trying your very best at something for reasons related to high standards, self-validation, and purpose to crippling fear, avoidance of judgment, and stress.  The former is healthy; the latter, on the other hand, could harm more than it benefits.   Continue reading “Perfectionism”