I don't know, but perhaps I should? Are adoptees born with some kind of built in radar telling them they should carry around with them some kind of insecurities? The reason I raise this question is because I see so much of myself in my daughter - and as you would know we are both adopted.
At such a tender age of four I see her competing at everything to prove her worth, but why? I don' feel that we have ever given her cause to feel insecure, to feel she needs to prove anything-infact she is the most clever and switched on little thing I have ever met.
I remember having the same traits as her as a child, and in some aspects of my life I feel I still find a need to fight for recognition and to prove I am just as good at anything as anyone else, but I don't honestly know why.
In saying this, it's probably not as all bad as it sounds, I have after all been able to achieve many things throughout my life I wouldn't have if I didn't have that drive to do so.
So, I hope my daughter realises she needs to prove nothing to nobody; except to herself, after all she has the world at her feet already, she just dosn't know it yet.