Values are what bring distinction to your life. You don't find them, you choose them. And when you do, you're on the path to fulfillment.
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The keyword appears to be "sometimes". Many people find repressive coping to be helpful, but of course that's not the case for everyone. If you'd rather be expressive, then be expressive. I don't think Ruth Davis Konigsberg is trying to take that away from anyone.
As for evidence, I'd recommend checking out the work of George Bonanno.
Preventing climate disasters requires changing concepts, beliefs, and values.
Truth is correspondence to reality, despite Rudy Giuliani and Jordan Peterson.
Self-esteem is valuable for people, but does not qualify as a basic human need.
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