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Self-Help: Even If You Were Born This Way, Do You Have To Stay Stuck This Way?

January 9th, 2012

Lady Gaga’s anthemic hit song “Born this Way” understandably struck an empowering chord with many people who feel different, misunderstood, shunted off to the side, have disabilities, or express themselves with non-conventional ideas or lifestyles.  From the standpoint of increasing feelings of self-worth and raising consciousness, this is to be applauded.  And of course there are attributes of self, sexual orientation, and lifestyle choices that no one should feel invalidated about or be pressured to change. But if used to justify dysfunction, slothfulness, or not becoming actively engaged in helping oneself, then the “born this way” slogan is being subverted.… READ MORE ›