Shyness, (sometimes inaccurately called ‘social phobia’), affects most people at some time in their life. Young people in particular find overcoming shyness difficult as they improve their social skills. And for some, shyness seems to persist into adult life, almost as if it has become a ‘habit’.
Shyness has its roots in self consciousness and usually dissipates as people mature and become more experienced. However, for some it can ‘stick’, and then action is required.
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Never before in our history has it been easier to treat people like crap then get away with it.
This is because we’ve evolved in very small groups and tribes, typically no more than 150 people. Everyone knew each other. Everyone held each other accountable.
If you disrespected the group or treated people unfairly, you would be quickly ostracized from your tribe and sent to
“I feel like I’m no good. Like I’m just damaged goods. I can’t even put my finger on it. It’s just like I feel… unworthy. I feel see-through, as if people are going to look right into me… and hate what they find.
When I asked Nadia how she would describe herself I could see the pain playing around her eyes. She bit her lip and her voice dropped to a barely audible whisper. The grown