Could you re-account any experiences you had where you've created a reality from stories you told yourself?Could you re-account any experiences you had where you've created a reality from stories...

Could you re-account any experiences you had where you've created a reality from stories you told yourself?

Could you re-account any experiences you had where you've created a reality from stories you told yourself?

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e-martin | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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On a small scale level, I've helped myself get over a cold by pretending that my symptoms were evidence of allergies and not an actual cold. By changing my mind about how long it would take me to start feeling better, I think I was able to talk myself into a quick recovery. 

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litteacher8 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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People are often in self-denial. They often feel like they don't need to loss weight, or they aren't loud, or whatever their flaws are don't exist. We all have the little stories we tell ourselves to get us through the day. They become a part of our reality, even if they aren't real.
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wordprof | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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This is a fairly common occurrence informing a self-image.  A person can exaggerate his or her success, adumbrating failures, and constructing a fantasy life made of these pats. A professor may recall a lecture he gave that was "brilliant" while forgetting the many dull or unprepared ones, and imagine himself/herself a great teacher, when in fact he/she is dull and immemorable.

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