Question

Why it is such a problem to have people arround me? I feel like i loose
myself, when there are other people arround. Maybe because i pretend to
be somebodyelse arround others.

My entire life i didn't want to do anything, but i did a lot of things,
i just wanted to sit and do nothing. I feel like i have to do a lot of
things in life but i don't know why i feel that, it is nothing to be
done

Answer from Master Kosen

There are moments where there is nothing to do and others where we have to do something.

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Re-harmonize a situation of conflict.

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