aving been buoyed up. Inflated sense of self. Inner arrogance. Coming from a foreign country. Moving to a foreign country. Living with foreign people. Cultural differences loom large. At home with foreigners. At home with ‘foreign’ customs. Liking foreign cuisine. At home with philosophy and thought. Philosophical basis. Needing to have a foundation based on principles or belief. Growing up in a religious household. How your family felt about religion. How religion figured into your early upbringing. A philosophical parent. A historian, anthropologist, or preacher. One parent loomed large (probably Dad). Coming from a place of abundance. Having an abundant cultural inheritance. A wealthy household. Well-off. Heirs and heiresses. An extravagant upbringing. Having had an indulgent parent. Used to getting your way. Living on ‘Easy Street.’ Needing constant reassurance from parents. Having had constant reassurance from parents.
One parent is a gambler. One parent is forever expecting to strike it rich. One parent is carefree, loose, casual ― anything goes. One parent is an egomaniac. Luck through family. Luck through cultural roots. Your cultural inheritance is an asset. Luck through your country of origin. Luck through intimate, family-like connections. A well-connected family. Your family helps you achieve success. Your family gives you everything you need to succeed. Your family is protective of you. Having had an overprotective family. Family looms large. Being overprotective and sensitive about where you’ve come from. Having strong opinions about race, religion, and ethnicity. Having strong opinions about philosophy, ethics, morality, principles, and beliefs. Having strong opinions about foreigners. Bigots. Prejudice. Making your home in a foreign land or with foreign people. You become ‘big’ because you feel big inside.
How your family approaches religion, dogma, and belief. Innate sense of morality. Preoccupation with ethical and moral issues. Moral conscience. The ethics and morality of family intimacy. The morality of who you choose to stick close to. Choosing to stay with ‘your own kind.’ Holding people close to you up to certain moral standards. Intolerant of the people closest to you. Taking the moral high ground. Sitting high on your horse. Having predisposed ideals of what is right and what is wrong and imposing those ideals onto the people close to you – including your countrymen and people whose background is similar to yours. Being protective or your roots, culture, and upbringing. Feeling that it’s up to you to preserve your cultural inheritance. Enhanced sensitivity to cultural, ethnic, and racial issues. Being in the family business. Preserving your family’s traditions even if you’ve moved or grown apart.
Having a personal life is important. Sometimes your personal life is bigger than your professional life and takes it over. Having a big personality when you’re surrounded by people you feel comfortable with. Privately silly. Privately goofy. Privately self-indulgent. Lazy at home. Liking your home to be easy-going, loose, and relaxed. No plastic on the furniture. Possibly a bit sloppy in private. Feeling inwardly that anything is possible. Privately an optimist. Open to learning more about yourself. Possibly too open to private fears. One parent is wise, well-read, and knowledgeable. Having a guru for a parent. Feeling that you are a guru inside. Grounded in philosophy. Grounded in self-reflection. Grounded in moral conscience. Grounded in ethical reflection. Wisdom through meditation. Philosophies based on inner personal experiences. Having a vast inner world. Expanding your mind and experience while staying at home. Inner wanderlust. Armchair travelers.
- Unshakable Centeredness
- Private Self
- Base of Operation
- Where You Stand
- Ethnic, Cultural and Family Roots
- Unconsious Mind
- The Nurturing Parent