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Imposter Syndrome

November 16, 2018

We’re conditioned to lie during job interviews (“I’m one of the most highly qualified candidates in my field”; “I want this job reasons beyond needing money to stay alive”; “I hope I’m working here in five years”; “My biggest flaw is that I work too hard”) so that it’s harder to believe in ourselves. When our employment is based on lies, when that’s our very first interaction with someone who has power over us, we feel guilty, we devalue ourselves, we devalue our labor, and we settle for less than we’re worth.

Is it any wonder everyone has imposter syndrome? By forcing us to sell ourselves, capitalism makes imposters of us all.

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