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Unformatted text preview: 1. The need to be independent. 2. The need to belong. a. They want to form a personally validated identity, a self. iv. When opinions and choices get serious problems arise. v. It becomes self-justifying when they say “everybody knows”, “everybody does”, and “everybody does it.” vi. Once you lie down, you’re never really going to catch up. vii. If you can’t be alone, you can’t be anybody. viii. Eric Fromm tells about 2 types of different men and women: 1. Productive persons. 2. Automaton Conformists. e. Self-possession i. The purpose of adolescence is to form an adult self. ii. “This is what I believe.” iii. Unaware of time or the room: just overwhelming sense of “rightness.” iv. There’s a good person inside of every one of us. v. “Thank God I’m me.” vi. Unless you accept and respect yourself, you’ll never have the confidence to make something of that self....
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