Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Frauds, All Of Us

Not long after I wrote this post, Backpacking Dad wrote a post about Impostor Syndrome.

According to Wikipedia, those with Impostor Syndrome remain convinced internally they do not deserve the success they have achieved and are actually frauds, regardless of what external proof they may have of their competence.

Who hasn’t experienced this before? No matter what level of education you achieved or the accomplishment you’ve garnered who hasn’t felt like they’re just not good enough?

What is it that keeps us from believing...

...that we’re intelligent, and deserving of praise?

...that we’re a good partner, and deserving of love?

...that we’re a good parent, and deserving of trust?

What is it that makes us believe we’re just frauds, all of us?