Don't think you're better than others.
Don't praise yourself as it'll lead to arrogance.
Taking care of yourself is selfish - don't.
Compassion and vulnerability are for the weak and meek - don't.
Courage is to bear all, silently.
Don't voice pain.
If you have emotions you're overly sensitive and attention seeking - don't be that way.
Pull yourself up by the bootstraps - don't feel sorry for yourself.
Put your big boy/girl pants on - don't admit to struggling.
Don't be different.
Don't stand out.
Don't be a sheep.
Don't think you're likeable or good enough.
Don't think your opinion matters.
Don't be generous with praise.
Don't accept praise or you're egotistical
These are the commandments I grew up with and that I see visible in society.
Who taught us these lessons and are they healthy or helpful?
I think not.
Until next time, take care, stay safe - and sane - and make kind choices!
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