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Individualism Makes Us Less Confident

We may someday be able to be like this gray penguin, but if we are a brown penguin, the odds are not in our favor. | Source

In times that we feel a distinct lack of confidence — that we may as well simply sit and wallow away because there is no way that we would be the subject of something bold or great — we are apt to put all of the blame on ourselves. We are lazy, stupid, undeserving, weird, and the list likely gets more creative from there. In our individualistic societies, just as we are encouraged to view the world as a collection of…

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Nick Rabb

Nick Rabb

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PhD candidate in Computer Science and Cognitive Science at Tufts University, organizer w/ Dissenters, MA Peace Action, formerly Sunrise Mvmt. Philosophy nerd.