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120. The Paradox of Not Enough

Do you find that your efforts at work, home or elsewhere are not always recognised? Are you maddened that some people are constantly in the limelight, taking all the credit? Do you sometimes feel as though you're wearing Harry Potter's cloak of invisibility but don't know what to do about it? Read on! I was brought up to be modest, says Sally, 'it was considered very rude in my family to grab attention for yourself. It was pretty frowned upon at school too. I remember a boy called Jason, he was constantly talking, asking questions, fooling around. The rest of us would roll our eyes and sit there waiting for the lesson to resume.' Much of our behaviour is learnt - we weren't born th