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How willing are you to be lonely?

In my last post, I discussed the critical choice our ancestors made in disrupting their lives to immigrate and settle the United States.  Within that choice there is another critical risk they took. They left their family and friends to go to a strange land.  In the process, they risked being lonely.

Most people are afraid of being alone, preferring instead to clamor with the crowd.  So they never try anything that separates them or threatens to leave them alone.  They act, think and live with the crowd mindset, purposely being the same instead of being different.  They cannot imagine purposely being alone.  If they are alone, they are lonely.  For these individuals, inclusion and popularity trumps uniqueness.

“Disruptive Leaders are rarely Popular when they are Disrupting”

Loren Murfield, PhD

Meanwhile, those that are willing to be alone see a different world.  By…

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