Why don’t people over 50 ask for what they really want?

Answer:There are many explanations for this, but generally it’s done as a defense against those who made them feel insignificant in the past. It is likely caused by trauma and rejection from parents, teachers, or other important adults during formative years which had a profound impact on their self-esteem and confidence. As we grow, we want to feel needed and respected again; we start to associate people with these needs and find that they will inevitably fail us and reject us at some point (which the individual isn’t the only one guilty of). The end result is that asking for what we really want means risking abandonment by everyone most importantly ourselves. So rather than risk being shattered any further, not being seen or heard for who he

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