When did I lose trust in myself?
When did I stop trusting my own desires, intuition, decisions and opinion? I do not know, but it certainly seems like a very long time ago.
As a young child we do not have a sense of trusting ourselves, we just went about being a child. Nothing was complicated, we ate, we played, we slept.
In our adolescent years we get a tremendous amount of input and influence on everything from parents, peers, society and teachers. What is cool? What is not cool? What is right and what is wrong? What is important, what is not? What equals success and how that should look?
As young adults, we find it hard to separate the idea of what we want vs what we should be doing based on the input of others.