The Cardinal Archetypes of Our Lives

Each of us has certain archetypes that resonate with us and seem to draw us towards them. I call these the “cardinal archetypes” of our lives.

Consciously or unconsciously, we all act in ways that bring us closer to embodying some archetypes and farther from embodying others.

In my case, the archetype that most drew me has always been theGuide, the Teacher, or the Wise Person. In every work of literature and movie I encountered, it was these figures that most attracted my attention and aspirations.

What archetypes have you wanted to embody throughout your life?

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