I worked hard to earn my identity; my worthiness.
I believed them when they said my worth depended upon what I did, or whom I pleased.
I believed them when they said my worth should be compared to others'.
I believed that I must trade time and freedom for my share of dwindling resources.
I believed them when they said there were things I must protest against.
I believed there were things I should be afraid of.
And then one day...
I saw who I really am.
And I let go of all those beliefs.
And the world opened up...