This is exactly how I like to see the world; cause and effect but it IS up to us whether something negative effects us positively or negatively – that is, whether we use it as ammunition to make us stronger and more-rounded people, or broken and fearful. Thank you for writing this post. It’s gripping and beautiful. A perfect philosophy on life and each individual.
To be human, and to live a human life is to be, (at least in part) almost continually beset by: pain, hardship, and obstacles.
Strangely, far from being the despicable and discouraging news that this, on the surface, appears to be; I believe that this is not necessarily a bad thing….
In fact, I believe: pain and obstacles can be a great impetus to our continuing growth and evolution. And furthermore: that a life lived without them would be largely useless and benign; bereft of much of the merit gleaned and accrued from the full gamut of human experience.
But (and here is the kicker), without the correct approach to these things, without the correct guiding idea, we can all too easily spiral down into a dark pit of: victimhood, learned helplessness, and general malaise.
How can I possibly prove all this? Why am I even…
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