Rethinking empowerment and releasing comparison go hand in hand in a society where empowerment is treated as a commodity and lifestyle is used as a sales tactic. Lifestyle as a sales tactic encourages us to compare how happy we are to how happy someone supposedly living a particular lifestyle appears to be. When empowerment is the commodity being sold, it becomes the way to achieve that lifestyle. These idealized lifestyles tend to uphold societal norms and often become internalized through frequent messaging. Comparison can be a helpful tool for noticing what you have internalized as preferable in life, which may also help you release the comparison.
In this episode of Unlimited, I’m exploring rethinking empowerment and releasing comparison to create a more aligned and authentically joyful way of life.
Some of what I’ll cover in this episode include:
- Re-thinking empowerment
- Walking through change
- The influence of norms
- Buying out of the fantasy
- Using comparisons for self-reflection
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LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE:
Amena Chaudhry LinkedIn
How to Manifest What You Want Podcast Episode
Implicit Bias Defined video by The Center for Social Justice
TEDx What Do We Do About Implicit Bias video by Dushaw Hockett
Thinking Under the Influence video by Brenda J. Allen
Rest is Resistance by Tricia Hersey
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