Humanism is the modern philosophy that emphasizes the inherent worth and dignity of every human being.
Once, in school, I was told that labels are for cans, not people; only with the same professor's follow-up of : “but sometimes you want to know what you’re about to eat.”
You can identify as a humanist.
You can ignore expectations from opinions other than your own.
Which may be harder to do if you’re not already grateful for your current position in life.
Leave expectations other than your own (those which do not service you) behind.
P.S. This was originally sent on June 1, 2023. Sign up today for Daily Emails and get our free OCD resource: Unstuck.