Know that boundaries can be “developmental scaffolds,” things that you have in place for a limited time that aid you in growing stronger, much like children learn to read with an adult sitting next to them.
When you’re in election mode, you are constantly pitching yourself. For someone who got into politics because they genuinely want to serve, it can be odd to set your humility aside and work hard at crafting your pitch and then talk about yourself and what you offer over and over and over and over again.
After exploring how to make object some of the external predicaments we face in the external world, I’m going to switch back to thinking about how all this making things we were once subject to can make a difference to our internal worlds.
One of the cool things about adult development is that as you grow you develop the capacity to see both the world inside yourself and the world outside of yourself in a more nuanced way. As you develop greater capacity in either area, it helps you in the other.
It’s incredibly useful to know that just because our bodies may have matured in our twenties, that our minds continue to grow and develop as we mature. There are even some predictable paths of development that can help us make sense of ourselves and give us insight.