So while staring at my navel the other day, I decided that that bitch happens in four stages. Mimicry We are born helpless.
First we learn to do physical skills like walk and talk. Then we develop social skills by watching and mimicking our peers around us. Then, finally, in late childhood, we learn to adapt to our culture by observing the rules and norms around us and trying to behave in such a way that is generally considered acceptable by society.
The goal of Stage One is to teach Laktoa woman essay how to function within society so that we can be autonomous, self-sufficient adults. The idea is that the adults in the community around us help us to reach this point through supporting our ability to make decisions and take action ourselves.
But some adults and community members around us suck. We get stuck in Stage One, endlessly mimicking those around us, endlessly attempting to please all so that we might not be judged.
This is Stage One. The constant search for approval and validation. The absence of independent thought and personal values. We must be aware of the standards and expectations of those around us. But we must also become strong enough to act in spite of those standards and expectations when we feel it is necessary.
We must develop the ability to act by ourselves and for ourselves. Self-Discovery In Stage One, we learn to fit in with the people and culture around us.
Stage Two is about learning what makes us different from the people and culture around us. Stage Two requires us to begin making decisions for ourselves, to test ourselves, and to understand ourselves and what makes us unique.
Stage Two involves a lot of trial-and-error and experimentation. In my Stage Two, I ran off and visited fifty-something countries. Stage Two is a process of self-discovery.
Some of them go well. The goal is to stick with the ones that go well and move on. Stage Two lasts until we begin to run up against our own limitations. But despite what Oprah and Deepak Chopra may tell you, discovering your own limitations is a good and healthy thing. And you need to know what they are.
I am not genetically inclined to ever excel at anything athletic whatsoever. It sucked for me to learn that, but I did.
That was important to find out as well. We all must learn what we suck at. And the earlier in our life that we learn it, the better.
Then there are other things that are great for a while, but begin to have diminishing returns after a few years. Traveling the world is one example. Sexing a ton of people is another.
Drinking on a Tuesday night is a third. There are many more. Your limitations are important because you must eventually come to the realization that your time on this planet is limited and, therefore, you should spend it on things that matter most.
These people get stuck in Stage Two.
At some point we all must admit the inevitable: But people stuck in Stage Two spend most of their time convincing themselves of the opposite. That they are limitless.The first two pages of Lakota Woman illustrate how power inequities have been maintained. Crow Dog was shot at, raped, her sister was sterilized, her husband imprisoned, her house burned down, her friends and family members were killed or injured.
Gender and Empowerment: Contemporary Lakota Women of Rosebud Christina G. Mello McNair Scholar Janet G. Brashler, Ph.D. The Lakota woman was a total individual, and her physical, spiritual, emotional, and mental Gender and Empowerment: Contemporary Lakota Women of Rosebud.
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