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We all want to belong. To feel like we’re a part of something. To feel accepted. And to fit in. For some people, it all seems to come natural. That person that succeeds at everything without seeming effort. All those people with those perfect lives and stunning photos on Instagram. And some navigate this life trying to find their place. To find true belonging.
This post is inspired by a book I finished only a few days ago. It is a subject very dear to my heart. Yesterday I posted a photo with a quote from this book on Instagram and the reaction was very weak. I think it got less than 10 likes in a day, which is an all time low on my account. It made me think if I should write this post at all. I decided to do it anyway. Because I don’t want this blog to become a collection of clickbait topics and perfect SEO titles. I have a few of those as well, but I always choose topics that are close to my heart, even when writing for others.
This post is for me. And for those who felt like me at least once in their lives. Who felt that no matter how hard they tried, no matter what they did, who they talked to, they just didn’t fit in. It’s a book review of sorts, but it is also my own view on the subject.
The Quest for True Belonging
The book I am talking about is called Braving the Wilderness – The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone and it is written by Brene Brown. If you are interested, you can find the link to it below.
The book itself is inspired by a wonderful quote by Maya Angelou: