The term "journey of self-discovery" refers to a travel, pilgrimage, or series of events whereby a person attempts to determine how they feel, personally, about spiritual issues  or priorities, rather than following the opinions of family, friends, neighborhood or peer pressure. The topic of self-discovery has been associated with Zen. A related term is "finding oneself".
A journey of self-discovery is a popular theme in fiction. Some films use similar phrases, such as in the 2008 film Petals: Journey Into Self Discovery.[better source needed] The 2010 film Eat Pray Love is also associated with the idea of a journey of self-discovery.
- Coming of age – reaching maturity, from childhood to adulthood
- Cultural identity
- Identity (social science)
- Identity formation
- Maturation (disambiguation)
- Personal development
- Personal identity
- Philosophy of life
- Psychology of self
- Religious views on the self
- Work–life balance § Identity through work
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