Can We Reverse a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy?

Don’t let your labels clip your wings

Ali Hall
ILLUMINATION
Published in
6 min readApr 12, 2021

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Photo by Artem Kniaz on Unsplash

“Too often we are boxed in by expectations, by the sense that we have a specific role or function to fulfill. Often in families, children are given a label, the “responsible” child, the “jokester”, the “rebel”. When we give children a name, they play the game”. Dr. Edith Eger introduces us to the idea of labels and the damage…

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Ali Hall
ILLUMINATION

Kindness = my superpower. ✍Psychology, friendship, social justice, feminism & personal growth. Destigmatising the childfree. Lover of trail running & dogs.