Interview with Vincent Infante
Vin Infante has recreated himself. He needed to, because the alternative would be pretty dark. Bullied throughout school, he felt like his identity was one of “victim.” After all, there was enough recurring evidence to support that thinking.
Following in his father’s footsteps, he went into the mental health field. His childhood desires: to be a therapist… and to be a firefighter. Vincent got to be both. He felt as though helping others was his calling, his duty.
Self reflection pulled him from his dark space. Drawing on the Analytical Rumination Hypothesis, he found introspection for the sake of uncovering his existential discontent quite helpful. (It’s important to point out that humans have a bad habit of trying to find the reasons and meaning behind things. Attribution Theory says that we give meaning to things, even when unwarranted.)
Letting go of who we were requires mourning. I added to Vin’s comment by noting that it might be a place of celebration, as well. When you find a place of clarity about who you are and what you want - that clarity of choice - your world becomes very peaceful.
Be exceptionally honest with yourself. Honesty gives you opportunity. Many, in fact. One opportunity is to ask better questions of yourself; focus on what you want, not what you don’t have.
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