John Thomas is the Executive Vice-President and Publisher of Psychology Today, the flagship of Sussex Publishers. Founded in 1967, Psychology Today is America’s number one media source in its field. Psychology Today magazine has a readership of 3.85 million and there are over 50 million visits per month on PsychologyToday.com.Read More
Many people blindly follow the beliefs of their parents without ever truly thinking for themselves. The full expression of such passivity occurs when someone succumbs to the pressure of those around him, biting his tongue and yielding to someone else’s vision for his life. There are those who equate avoiding responsibility with personal freedom, when, in truth, it leaves us in a state of dependence. The emotional toll this takes is enormous. It stands to reason that if we think like a child and act like a child we will also feel like a child.