Sunday, February 12, 2012

How do you view your roles? Do they define you? Have you ever though about where they come from? Do you see it as a deeply symbolic aspect of your personality? Do you see it as a role that has stood the test of time (mother, wife) or one that is completely unique to you (vegetarian soup kitchen volunteer girlfriend who teaches at a youth facility on the weekends, professional dominatrix who experiments with molecular gastronomy). Who really has the power to define these roles? Do you feel empty or lacking when you cannot fulfill one of these roles? Could this be because of outer forces, and not inner needs? Are you simply suffering from some kind of role anxiety? Why are some roles seen as empowering and others are seen as subservient. It seems like the idea of empowerment has been skewed a great deal in today's society.

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