Adolescence might be a difficult enough period without adding in the concept of "other" or "different" that frequently accompanies a child's self image. The psychological architecture of a child is almost finished, and how they view themselves by then influences all of their subsequent actions and behaviors in life. Many men and women eventually have some kind of struggle with a particular facet of identity or self, and when there was an unsupportive or hostile environment during their developing years it will add to the difficulties that are met when trying to resolve these issues. If such an environment was encountered, how does the child through his or her own devices develop a strong sense of self reliance, identity, and purpose in life? It seems impossible, and yet it happens frequently. Some of these people appear to create themselves with complete indifference to the society at large.
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I Know Who I Am