If there’s anything that will make people become mentally tough, it’s Stoicism.
I generally care about the well being of people and want to inspire them to live a great life but sometimes things need to be said in its most original form without wearing a mask and beating behind the bush.
There are things that can come off as harsh but I feel that the people who are willing to keep an open mind and understand what needs to be heard, despite of the severity of it, will benefit greatly. And to you, I tip my hat.
So why do I feel Stoicism is needed in modern society? I feel most people don’t like to hear the truth because the truth can hurt. And instead of accepting it, they get offended, feel victimized and become sue-happy.
Stoicism is needed because most people are so used to getting what they want, when they want, that if they don’t get it, they freak out about it. You cannot control what happens to you but you can control how to respond to it.
I feel that nowadays it’s very difficult for most people to understand this concept. They want miracles to happen during some kind of change in order to avoid feeling uncomfortable.
The only way is to allow things to happen, see it for what it is and understand that the way things are happening are for your highest good. It may not seem like it, but it is, as long as you let your heart lead the way.
Everything is always done for our highest good, but our ego takes a different perspective and tries to protect. The more you allow your ego to have more control over you, the harder it will be to adapt to change. The worse things get, the stronger you become and the stronger you become, the brighter your future is. What doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger right?
The problem with our society is that people have just become too lazy and overly sensitive. You have to watch what you say because you can easily offend someone.
I will open doors for people, give sincere compliments, assist someone in need and will allow someone to cut in front of me in line at the grocery store if they have less than what I have but when I try to help someone with some kind of harsh truth, it’s just rude and unacceptable. But why?
Everyone deserves to know the truth. I admire anyone that can tell me how it is, not because they are doing it to hurt my feelings but to do it as a form of tough love. And to you, also, I tip my hat. Cheers!
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