Shame and Unconventional Lifestyles
Do you follow societal norms or are you the type to take the road less traveled? Careful from deviating from the status quo, it's a sure way to get shame moving in your direction.
As Dr. Sara Ahmed says, “If we feel shame, we feel shame because we have failed to approximate ‘an ideal’ that has been given to us” (p. 106). In this way, shame surfaces in the failure to meet cultural expectations. Anytime we rely on community standards, are required to follow societal scripts, or are encouraged to engage in perfectionism to appease others, the intensity of shame will follow.
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