Braving the Wilderness

Brown understands that not belonging is painful, particularly when people feel that they don’t belong to their own families, “the most primal and important of all of our social groups.” Children who sense they don’t belong create lonely internal narratives in which they are unworthy of love and inclusion. Seemingly small events take on massive importance in a person’s life. Trivializing your own pain by dismissing such injuries makes you less capable of empathizing with other people. 

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