Can you imagine what it would be like to be intermittently and repeatedly ignored (or abandoned) as an infant? Life threatening. Terrifying. Talk about PTSD.
It wouldn't even have to be the sort of horrifying abandonment that makes the news when somebody leaves a baby in a blanket on the firehouse steps... or even in a dumpster. My hopeful belief is that those babies get fussed over and appreciated. No, I'm talking about children who just don't have caregivers who "get" them. . Children whose needs are constantly being under-met and under-noticed, but who out of self-preservation pretend that they're fine.
Some of them even grow up and look like they're doing fine.
I was reminded of this phrase when doing my homework about business development.
And odd combination, probably... but the point was that when sole proprietors and/or entrepreneurs get overwhelmed, if they were "abandoned" as children, they abandon themselves as adults.
They don't feed themselves well.
They don't see that they get enough sleep. (It's 3 am, do you know where you should be?)
They don't get praised for their accomplishments.
They don't get encouraged to do things that matter to them.
They don't get appropriate medical/dental/health care.
If you found somebody who was abandoned, what would you KNOW to do for them?
I seem to have forgotten.
I believe there's still time for me to get over it.
Do you think dancing would help?