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Innie Or Outie*

November 8, 2021

Not do you have an “Innie” or “Outie” but are you an “Innie” or “Outie”?

In other words, are your thoughts, speech, and actions predominately innies or inner-directed, or outies or outer-directed.  Inner-directed as in solely for the benefit of I, which is not souly, or outer-directed as in for the benefit of others, which is souly?  Are they directed towards what you can get or what you can give.

Inner-directed leads to the dead ends of anger, envy, and/or depression. Outer-directed leads to an open and never-ending road, with the top down, and lots of sunshine.  It is the road of giving of yourself to someone or something other than yourself.  It is the road that leads to being Happy then Happier…..

 “being human always points, and is directed, to something, or someone, other than oneself—be it a meaning to fulfill or another human to encounter.  The more one forgets himself—by giving himself to a cause to serve or another person to love—the more human he is and the more he actualizes himself.  What is called self-actualization is not an attainable aim at all, for the simple reason that the more one would strive for it, the more he would miss it.  In other words, self-actualization is possible only as a side effect of self-transcendence”. –  Dr. Viktor Frankl  from “Man’s Search For Meaning”

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*An “Oldie but Goodie” re-posted

14 Comments leave one →
  1. November 14, 2021 11:25 am

    The older I get, the more life I experience, the more people I connect with, and the more challenges I encounter… it all has helped me blossom into an “Outie.” The enrichment *I* get from it is the side effect, and I love it all. Great post

    • Fred Fox permalink*
      November 14, 2021 1:19 pm

      Very nicely put
      Thank You Jenny

  2. Wonder Woman permalink
    November 9, 2021 10:06 am

    As an “outie” by profession, I appreciate this very enlightening ⚡️ message! Thank you Fred!
    Wonder Woman

    • Fred Fox permalink*
      November 9, 2021 1:10 pm

      Your comment was shocking and it’s no Wonder coming from you 😄

  3. Kirk permalink
    November 8, 2021 9:08 am

    thanks again for this wisdom…

    • Fred Fox permalink*
      November 8, 2021 9:11 am

      Thank you Kirk
      please share it

  4. Patrice permalink
    November 8, 2021 8:04 am

    thanks for the inspiration…and Viktor Frankl is who I listen to on my phone while walking!! Have a nice day

    • Fred Fox permalink*
      November 8, 2021 9:10 am

      You are welcome Patrice!
      That’s great that you have phone calls with Viktor Frankl 😊

  5. Shira permalink
    November 8, 2021 7:47 am

    Love it

    • Fred Fox permalink*
      November 8, 2021 9:12 am

      So glad you do Shira
      please share it

  6. Helen permalink
    November 8, 2021 7:35 am

    Thx so true

    • Fred Fox permalink*
      November 8, 2021 9:13 am

      Thank you for reading and commenting Helen
      Please share it

  7. November 8, 2021 6:59 am

    Thank you. This is so true as we must always be concerned about others as well as yourself, if not more
    Well done👍🏻

    • Fred Fox permalink*
      November 8, 2021 9:14 am

      Thank you Jeff for reading and your well said comment
      Please share it

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