The stoics are of the belief that there are only two kinds of things in the world:
- Those things we can control,
- And those things we can't.
The trick is knowing which is which. This is a lifetime pursuit.
But here's the good news: even for those things we can't control, there is room for us to flex our muscles (and our heart). For we can control the way we respond. The way we act. The gratitude or lack of gratitude we show to the things that are happening around us. That's a choice more often than not.
Another choice we have is how we spend our time. Who we focus on and what we create. Yes, we can make excuses or let the Resistance wear us down. But we can also pick up the pencil and start writing. Or listen more deeply to the person across from us. Or....
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