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Wrong ideals

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Hello INFPs,

I did a Myers-Briggs personality thingy and came out INFP. Made me feel pretty good about myself and sometimes still does.

But today I came here to ask you for help:sad:.
I am a rather idealistic person... and I think I was led to believe in the wrong ideals. I put a lot work, time and effort and also a lot of emotions into pushing some political ideals that I now do not believe in any more... actually "do not believe in anymore" is an understatement, for I now think those ideals are dangerous for the world.

I did not want to belive in the wrong kind of things again, so I tried having no ideals at all... did not work out. It left me feeling empty and useless.
I am also feeling very bad about myself for pushing the wrong kind of ideals. I even lied to do so. Well, I did not feel bad about me then. I thought I was aiding humanity, but now I do feel bad about me and think I am a failure and worthless.

I just thought you might understand.
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I certainly know the shame of a political U-turn, fortunately i have my age at the time to blame, i dont think i did any real harm on that account. I wonder if one day ill U-turn again, but you know the faith you have in your ideals is unshakeable... that is until someone gets you all shook up. Im still young anyway.

I couldn't imagine living without any ideals. Say for example you were a "green", and you now think that green policies are bad in some way, this value judgement of your old ideals must be made relative to new ones. Which? As such i dont believe you dont have values, i think to even think you dont have values is a sign you need to clear your mind a little. And don't so much focus on the past.

It's the same with any sort of value change i guess, just buyer's remorse, but i appreciate its a very bad kind, given that you've affected other people.
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