Modest thought and behavior changes can create ripple effects for a joyful life.
Ariana’s Sad yet Empowering Story
When she was five years old, Ariana’s teachers identified her as a child prodigy. This realization made her parents and siblings proud. She learned much faster than her friends. Her cognitive brain processed information quicker. However, her limbic (emotional) system was average which no one detected. Thus, like many vulnerable kids, she was put into an unnecessary race that dented her psychology in her tender ages.
Since she was ahead of other students in her primary school classes, she was put into a special school that served only gifted kids. As all students in her class were quick learners, Ariana needed to study harder to prove her knowledge. Her goal was to get a 100% score on every test. Not achieving this goal made Ariana feel unhappy and even miserable at times.
Constant worry, anxiety, fear and desperate need for approval from her parents and teachers adversely affected Ariana’s mental health and learning abilities. As a child, she was not aware of it. Her family thought she was not pulling her weight and even labelled her lazy, wasting her IQ. Her teachers also felt the same. Fortunately, a child psychologist in middle school saved her life.
Ariana is a successful scientist and entrepreneur now. When I asked her what she learned from her psychologist at the middle school, she shared three points that resonated with me as I also had these problems in my childhood and resolved them in my adult years. Unfortunately, I was not as fortunate as Ariana, so I suffered longer than her. However, solving these three issues tripled Ariana’s happiness and gave her a more fulfilling life. These three issues were psychological problems manifesting as physiological effects.
Thank you for reading my perspectives. I wish you a healthy and happy life.
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