From Stoicism

Graceful Failure Modes

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Within this post, we’ll define an “identity failure” as incongruence between your mental image of reality and your actual experiences. When such an identity failure becomes particularly prominent or visceral, you become aware of this cognitive dissonance and typically suffer emotional harm. A simple example would be arriving home to find your supposedly faithful spouse of two decades …

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Take Responsiblity

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Your confidence is your responsibility, and no-one else’s. Nobody and nothing* can make you feel good or bad without your subconscious permission; your emotions are the product of chemical and physical interactions in your brain, not theirs. If someone else can make you feel afraid, or upset, or angry, it is because your perspectives on life give …

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