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Default Contempt for “Self-Improvement”

I remember that person who chose to attack me for opening up to them
They talked about the “great things” they did while attacking, and accusing me of negative traits which I never even said
That left me with a great scorn towards self-improvement, as it seems to me it’s something people shove in other’s faces to say “look how much I’m improving compared to you!”

It seems to me like a concept transmitted with a more obligatory intent behind it, instead of some bonus to life

Help me figure this concept out in a more healthy way
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I don’t know because I don’t know what was said. Maybe you could ditch the concept of self “improvement” if that causes you to feel broken in some way. Maybe substitute self “care” or personal growth.
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The thing is, I actually want to... do things I want to do
That's growth for me. However, I have a problem with a drive and encouragement
Some people in life have others to encourage their goals in life. I have no one, and with all the effort it would take I could use people to encourage each other in pursuing such goals.
Say you want to be a successful artist. You want people with a shared purpose to encourage each other in pursuing your goals
I have no friends to encourage me. One "friend" even discouraged me
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What goals do you want to do? I am an artist and I take an art class twice a week. I love being with the like minded people who support and encouragement me. (some of my art is on my profile page).
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Yes, I saw one of them, how could you not remember?
I don’t perform art as a hobby, but I prefer to perform music as a hobby
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