To thine own self be true is astonishingly rare Attachment is a learned behavior To thine own self be true is astonishingly rare. Why? Beats me. Mostly fear probably. Fear of losing our attachment to things, people, outcomes, reputation, etc. Next Blog By jeff noel Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites. View all of jeff noel's posts.