So what exactly is self empowerment anyways? Is it just the latest catchy term or is it something we need to have on our radar?
Self empowerment is something you need to be very aware of, especially in today's day and age. In a time, when governments are in bad shape and the economy is failing fast, your ability to stand up for yourself could make a huge difference in your ability to survive.
In a previous article, we talked about marginalization and labels and entitlement and allotment. This article intends to tear apart the whole idea of labels and entitlement.
First and foremost, you are NOT too fat, too poor, too young or too old. You are NOT the wrong color or the wrong height or in the wrong job or the wrong religion. YOU are just YOU. Now, if you’re not happy with yourself for reasons created solely by you then that is another matter. Self empowerment is all about setting your own standards for yourself.
Don’t compare yourself to others. Compare yourself to yourself. Look to others to be role models once you have already decided what you want for yourself. It's always easier to copy someone else's success to create a new reality than it is to re-invent the wheel on your own. If you are not happy with where you are in your life, do something about it. Don’t worry about society’s opinion. Society is completely messed up.
Personally, I think the whole thing is a big joke and society is crazy. Letting society dictate your life would be like allowing the court jester to run the country. There is, definitely, no empowerment of self in this type of thinking.
Self empowerment is making your own choices on your own terms and conditions. Of course, with self empowerment comes responsibility. If you’re going to be satisfied with high debt and being overweight and working in a lousy job with horrible children and lousy marriage then don’t blame it on society. It’s not society's fault that you choose to live that way.
And don’t expect society to bail you out either. Society is great at being judgmental, but it is a lousy money manager. Society can’t even come close to being able to afford to save your butt. It’s the same as with your over-functioning stress response.
Stop working society overtime paying for all your mistakes and choices. Start making better decisions and take back control of your health and your life.