Even if you’re still trying to figure out who that is.
I don’t know if this has anything to do with having a Borderline Personality or not, but it got my thinking about just how influential cultural norms can be in the development of children and adolescents. When you’re constantly bombarded with contradictory images and expectations is it any wonder that it’s so difficult for some of us to process how we are supposed to be? It’s a constant internal struggle of Who I Want To Be, Who I Think I Am, vs. Who I’m “Supposed” To Be. The ramifications of going against the grain can be paralyzing and fear inducing at the very least.