Perfection

Tin (Wo)man Syndrome

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Machiavelli may have answered this question when he made the executive decision that it’s better to be feared than loved by the people. With more women obtaining powerful positions in the workplace than ever before, the question still stands today: is it better to be feared than loved when in a leadership position?

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300: Average Joes Chase the Perfect Game

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I’m no routine bowler; on the contrary, I rarely find myself in a bowling alley. When I do bowl, it’s usually because my friends and I are so bored that we resort to paying $20 to be bad at something. But for the hour or so that my friends and I hopelessly roll the ball toward those ten pins, I really, really care about what I’m doing.

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The Reflection We Don’t Want to See

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At times, when I look in the mirror, there are things about my reflection that I wish I could change. When I see an unwanted spot, dark circles, or uneven skin tone, I put on makeup so that I can shield these parts of myself from the outside world. I have this desire to appear to be flawless, but this type of thinking is so damaging. Every time that I look in the mirror and choose to hide things about body, it’s like I’m saying to myself, “You’re not good enough the way you are, so you need to alter your appearance before you can face the world with confidence.”

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