In the past, religion was a much more prominent part of society and the majority of people put their faith in an ethereal being that existed outside of themselves.
For the most part, people believed that the amount of control that they had over what happened to them was limited because their life was ultimately shaped by external forces.
Nowadays, due to scientific discoveries and technological advances, fewer people believe in a greater power or all-seeing omniscient entity.
Today, society is much more individualistic and we are encouraged to believe entirely in ourselves, a trend that is fuelled by widespread distribution of inspirational quotes on the internet.
Instead of looking outward for validation, we are more likely to look inward.
Some people find this empowering.
However, it can also be quite overwhelming.
Although I think that self-belief is a positive thing in many ways, I sometimes find that relying on…
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