The Importance of Cultural Perception
The way we live our lives and how we experience ourselves is heavily influenced by our culture. All too often we identify ourselves with the ego and the parts we play in the social environment. Some undoubtedly more than others, but we all have to deal with the hurdles and obstacles we encounter on the path of life. The roles we play can cause a social and societal pressure, something we all have to learn to deal with in our own way. Navigating a world where we cannot always be who we really are can be difficult. It may occasionally cause us to get stuck and lose touch with the essence, the heart and the deeper meaning of life.
The ability to be creative is suppressed and the capacity to interpret the world according to our own believes is replaced by the narrative. This narrative has little shape or color nowadays and tends to exclude large groups of people on the basis of various reasons. For example, sometimes you can be excluded if you think just a little differently about certain subjects or when you decide to change and develop yourself. This is a major cause of the social problems that are manifesting everywhere. In fact, we see an explosive increase in stress, burn-outs, loneliness, lack of purpose and direction in the world. How are we going to change this and what can we do to be more secure and confident in life?