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Finding Happiness by Virginia Murphy-Berman

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CHAPTER 4

The Story of Loss of Anchors: The Cultivation of Remembrance

Make new friends but keep the old. One is silver and the other gold.

—Susan Lynch

Abstract

In this chapter the concept of positive role models is discussed. Remembering role models from our past can expand our sense of possibilities for our life and can help us clarify our core values and what is important to us. This can enable us to feel both more energized in the present and more firmly anchored to our past.

The Nature of Role Models

As we have seen, the world today is changing fast. Sometimes we can experience a sense of disorientation if we feel as if we have lost old roles that were once valued or old ways of being in the world that gave us comfort. For example, maybe ...

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