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Most people are unsure and insecure. From birth, people are told they are not good enough, not pretty enough, or not smart enough while others live in or are overwhelmed by the shadows of their parents’ or siblings’ accomplishments. A good many never overcome it. So, they carry it with them all their lives. It becomes part of their collection of baggage. Often times, what’s inside that baggage reveals itself when faced with its opposite - confidence.
In Eastern teachings, simplicity has long been the key to harmonious and happy lives. Buddhism has argued that much of our suffering is tied to attachments. These attachments often spur difficult choices along with the emotional burden that accompanies them. Ultimately, we stress over choices, choices, we, ourselves, have complicated.