during my time dealing with abuse I learned that my voice didn’t matter. I’m sure some of the message was given to me by media … But it was driven home by a relationship that said “I love you, but you really shouldn’t be yourself”. Maybe not in those words, but in a tone of little ways and actions and events.
If you’ve given up on your childhood dreams you may not remember what they are now. Or they may have grown up into something new you hadn’t thought of yet.
Most of of us are taught to conform to other people’s expectations, often we are molded and shaped to to pursue something that leaves us cold and empty inside.