You're allowed to be unsatisfied.
New here? Welcome! I'm Brianna and I help sensitive, intuitive people ditch societal conditioning, heal emotional turbulence, & live the life they intended. In laymen's terms, that means digging up your unique potential and bringing it into reality.
Like most sensitive weirdo outcast folks (who collect stray animals for fun), I never quite found a place to belong. By the time I was in my early 20s I was riddled with anxiety, self-loathing, and a slew of destructive habits that only drove me deeper into depression. I was angry at the world for its dismissal of seemingly everything I valued, and I hungrily sought answers that would explain it all.
I studied sociology, psychology, philosophy, and anything that might reveal what was wrong with me, wrong with society, and how to fix it. (I hated myself, but I was no idiot - surely I could figure out the secrets of the universe through relentless Google searching, right?) I learned all kinds of useful things, but one idea seemed to stick, growing louder and louder in my mind. That idea was:
The masses have swallowed the individual.
I was intrigued to find this same thread woven through the work of many great thinkers.
Jung said, "The individual has been robbed of his dignity. He has lost his individuality and become a mere abstract number in the bureau of statistics.”
Emerson said, "Society everywhere is in conspiracy against every one of its members. The virtue in most request is conformity."
Anais Nin said, "I will not adjust myself to the world. I am adjusted to myself."
It seemed like everything from catastrophic wars to people hating Mondays could be traced back to this one rotten root problem: Individuals were not developing.
I watched people give up on their potential, thoughtlessly neglect innocent children and animals, destroy the environment, & do whatever they were told by authority figures who "knew better" (aka, the evil overlords).
But to a larger extent, no one was even steering the ship. Instead, each person had a horrifying case of the bystander effect, always assuming someone else would do something to make the world less painful.
All of it was straight out of a dystopian novel, but no one seemed to notice the absurdity.
Long story short, I thought I might as well dedicate my life to something that mattered: Slaying my own inner bystander, standing up, and doing something. Anything authentic.
I started writing in college and after many iterations of me rambling about my dissatisfaction with society, Exist Better grew up into what it is today (a true testament to what happens when we trust even the most unsavory parts of ourselves ;)
I'll leave you with my two favorite self-reliance quotes:
"The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion." - Albert Camus
"A person should not believe in an -ism, he should believe in himself." - Ferris Bueller
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