The ability to subordinate an impulse to a value is the essence of the proactive person.

Stephen Covey

June Week 3: Culture And Nature


Overview And Objectives

We all have to take our place in human culture. That is easier in some cultures than others depending on their health and whether or not the culture's values resonate with us. If they do not you can try to learn what you can from it, develop skills to earn a living and then try to locate the best way to express your gifts in the world.

In this week's information, we are looking at the need to integrate with your culture and how some fitting in is necessary to develop the skills to later become the visionaries we were meant to be.

Discovering And Adapting to Culture

In this course we talk about how adapting to the environment we are born into is a natural part of our development and beings benefits to ourselves and others.

We cannot direct the wind but we can adjust the sails.

Unknown Source

Culture And Misfits

Different considerations about adapting (or not) to your cultural system when you are sensitive.

 Misfit: The HSP Who Doesn't Fit In

A good article from Dr. Tracy Cooper.

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What HSPs See

Insights from Elaine Aron about the relationship between sensitive people and culture.

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Sensitive, Misfit, Gifted: The Modern Tragedy of Western Pathology

Great article about sensitive people and being labelled a misfit.

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7 Things to Remember if You’re the Sensitive Misfit in Your Family

What to do if you are a misfit from Liz at Strong Sensitive Souls.

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Connecting The Dots

Questions, ideas, and insights to stimulate your thinking and to help integrate this week's information into your life.

Insight 1

Misfits are often ahead of their times.

Insight 2

One of the most challenging things about being a misfit is creating a bridge to people who are not.  

Insight 3

Misfits can be scapegoated if they take on too many of other people's problems.

This Month's Courses

Monthly Explorations

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