Alexander Cortes

The Passion Mythology

Passion is far too mercurial and nebulous. I encourage people to consider enthusiasms rather than passion. Passion comes and goes. Enthusiasm, on the other hand, can be nurtured & fed, constantly revitalized. It helps to think of enthusiasm as passion’s better behaved sibling. ~the Gentlemen Mystic~ Society is taught that passion MUST be present for …

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Impostor Syndrome

Impostor syndrome (also known as impostor phenomenon, impostorism, fraud syndrome or the impostor experience) is a psychological pattern in which an individual doubts their accomplishments, and has a persistent internalized fear of being exposed as a “fraud”.[1] Despite external evidence of their competence, those experiencing this phenomenon remain convinced that they are frauds, and do …

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