Saturday, June 8, 2013

Self-Acceptance and Having a Firm Sense of Identity

From my friend Esha, I learned about this quotation:

"Face it, kid:  unless you can be yourself, you won't stay with anyone for long."
--Sylvia Plath

Sylvia Plath had personal experiences with inner pain.  The idea here is true: being able to accept and trust others, to be loyal to them in the long run, is largely incumbent upon first being able to accept oneself, to have a firm sense of one's own identity -- a coherent, integrated narrative identity.