Today I had the honor of talking with a young friend of mine. She’s fourteen and in the midst of – well, I’ll simplify the situation by calling it ‘peer pressure’. Remember that?
In short, my pal is facing a dilemma that revolves around what other people will think about her.
I have to admit I felt more than a bit hypocritical advising her to not worry about what other people thought. I’d LOVE to think I’m absolutely detached from that one myself. It still hooks me though.
So I’m asking you. How do you balance your healthy sense of self-worth with that part of yourself that (maybe, sorta, kinda) grades your worth based on the scores of others?
Do tell, please…