I just read a quote and thought about it. I want to share the following question with you:
What do you think is the difference between fitting in and belonging?
The researcher Brene Brown describes it like this:
“Fitting in and belonging are not the same thing, and, in fact, fitting in gets in the way of belonging.
Fitting in is about assessing a situation and becoming who you need to be to be accepted.
Belonging on the other hand, doesn’t require us to change who we are; it requires us to be who we are.”
(Brene Brown, The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are - Center City,MN: Hazelden, 2010),25.
What a great thought! That is very true. I am thinking of past situations where I fitted in and where I belonged.
What a blessing if we are in a surrounding where we belong.
??? Which situations do you have in mind, where you fit in or where you belong???
I would love to hear from you!