Imposter Syndrome: No one knows everything.

This bootcamp I'm in has been both a humbling and an empowering experience.

One thing I've quickly had to come to terms with when entering with tons of hard questions is that, no one has all the answers, not even the instructors. I was ready to get the ball rolling and ask tons of questions that could either only be answered by me or could only be found through research. Questions about what job you're destined to have for the rest of your life or what your personally find are just that: personal. In the field of technology it only becomes more apparent as there is so much content that no one and be the sole source of it all.

In the end, it's a group effort.

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This illustration is a really good example of "expectations" vs reality. I was lucky to stumble upon this while sitting in a meeting about Imposter Syndrome. I have no problem posting the rest of the slides, if you'd like, or you could just look up Imposter Syndrome on your own. In learning environments, it's easy to look at others answering questions immediately and enthusiastically, then look at yourself as though you were inadequate. However, everyone brings experiences from different places and we're all good at different things. No one is good at everything. I see this as an accurate reflection of the world around us.

There's no need to feel bad about what you don't know if you are invested in learning.

Last but not least, it's become apparent exactly WHY putting others down is immature. Many agree to figures of speech without analyzing why, however, I've always loved to seek deeper insight. The reasoning behind this fatal flaw is that you're neglecting the fact that you once had to learn yourself. Sure, saying it may be obvious, but stating the obvious is another way of fostering new revelations.

What do you think?