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uju okonkwo
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You might wonder how you got here, but don't worry, you are in good company.
You might wonder how you got here, but don't worry, you are in good company.

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Thinking about life and struggles...

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Have you ever had to deal with sharing your vulnerabilities with others?
Wondered why it feels like everyone on social media is happy?
Or why we never take genuinely 'sad' pictures or anything that doesn't depict happiness? Lol

"In her Tedtalk, Brené Brown speaks about the power of vulnerability; the difficulty in letting ourselves be deeply and vulnerably seen by others; our need for connection and erroneous belief that being vulnerable is akin to weakness. We think that to belong means to put up a happy front for everyone… even ourselves. And so we try to numb those feelings, but we cannot selectively numb “[because] when we numb those, we numb joy, we numb gratitude, we numb happiness… and then we’re miserable.”

In my post I explore my experience opening up ans sharing my vulnerabilities with others, and thereby building a richer, more satisfying community.

I'd love to hear your thoughts.

https://pathsonwater.com/2016/10/12/authenticity-and-the-social-epidemic-of-happiness/





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Have you ever had to deal with sharing your vulnerabilities with others?
Why it feels like everyone on social media is happy?
Or why we never take sad pictures? Lol

"In her Tedtalk, Brené Brown speaks about the power of vulnerability; the difficulty in letting ourselves be deeply and vulnerably seen by others; our need for connection and erroneous belief that being vulnerable is akin to weakness. We think that to belong means to put up a happy front for everyone… even ourselves. And so we try to numb those feelings, but we cannot selectively numb “[because] when we numb those, we numb joy, we numb gratitude, we numb happiness… and then we’re miserable.”

In my post I explore my experience opening up ans sharing my vulnerabilities with others, and thereby building a richer, more satisfying community.

I'd love to hear your story.


https://pathsonwater.com/2016/10/12/authenticity-and-the-social-epidemic-of-happiness/






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Have wondered about 'happiness' and why you don't feel as satisfied as you should over your achievements?
In my new post I discuss how we define happiness and why it changes over time.

https://pathsonwater.com/2016/07/05/defining-happiness-through-time/

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We all know the saying, 'first impressions matter, so make it count' but should they? Are human behaviors so fixed that the prospects of meeting someone on a bad day becomes impossible?
Have you ever been so wrong about your first impression of a person before? How did you deal with it and how has it affected the way you relate with others now?

(You can read my story and how I've learned never to judge character hastily.)

http://pathsonwater.com/2016/03/31/should-first-impressions-matter/

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We all know the saying, 'first impressions matter, so make it count' but should they? Are human behaviors so fixed that the prospects of meeting someone on a bad day becomes impossible?
Have you ever been so wrong about your first impression of a person before?
Read my story and how I've learned never to judge character hastily.

http://pathsonwater.com/2016/03/31/should-first-impressions-matter/

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I decided to commit to a daily writing habit, with some of my posts inspired by word prompts and others, quotes. This one is a bit of both and reminds me of how hard we try to project feelings that other people expect of us, rather than what we really feel. I hope you find inspiration here :)

https://inked365.wordpress.com/2016/03/07/a-game-of-faces/
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