Concealing our weaknesses ~ 17th Karmapa

Our consumerist society thrives on competition and therefore encourages displays of strength. This inclines us to feel we must present ourselves as successful winners. But this not only makes it hard for us to connect authentically, it inclines us to seek positions of superiority over others and to conceal our weaknesses. This in turn makes it harder to address those weaknesses, which is necessary if we are to grow.

17th Karmapa

from the book Interconnected: Embracing Life in Our Global Society

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