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Response to the following discussion post.(No sources are required)
a) From the PDF list of emotions(uploaded file below), what is an emotion term (aka feeling:) you might not often articulate in reflection or conversation but one that has been instrumental in your life.
b) What is a reaction of yours to Susan David’s and/or Julie Lythcott-Haims’ Ted Talk?
The gift and power of emotional courage | Susan David (TED TALK)
How to raise successful kids — without over-parenting | Julie Lythcott-Haims (TED TALK)
When thinking about emotions that I am hesitant to express, they typically are negative. I think the emotion that has impacted me the most is the demeaned. My father’s side of the family always had trouble accepting my disability. It was very hurtful because they acted like my life should be less satisfying because I have to live differently. This makes me think of Susan’s talk, because I had to acknowledge my feelings in order to be able to accept that just because I didn’t meet my family’s expectations that doesn’t mean my life is any less valuable or meaningful. I think experiencing what I did growing up will help me in assisting others with disabilities in forging their paths.