"When we are doing something because it is expected of us,
or to please somebody else,
or because we are afraid of somebody else,
we become further alienated from a sense of living authentically.
If we just keep living out a role that we know well,
the cost of that is to become increasingly cut off
from that which is in the collective unconscious;
that which not only nourishes us, but also provides the raw material
that allows us to mess up.
Very often in transition periods, that's exactly what is called for,
a change by going through chaos,
of losing the way,
of being lost in the forest for some time
before we get through and find our path again."
- Jean Shinoda Bolen