I’m as guilty of doing this as anyone else. Thanks for calling me on it!
The most challenging part of changing or removing any thought or feeling (stigma) is removing it from our “self”. I genuinely feel that I do not want to be considered “normal” in a world where people accept disrespect, dishonesty, lack of compassion, empathy, and lack of unconditional love. Once you remove the stigma from yourself, and do not accept it from others, NO ONE can put that stigma on you….whatever they say has no meaning, if we do not accept it.