Strong People Never Have Easy Pasts

Most people wish for safety and comfort, and they wish their lives away. The more they want comfort, the more discomfort they seem to get. In fact, it is their minds that grow bitter, weak, frail.

Luck, karma, whatever…

Strong people believe that they make their own luck. The harder they work, the luckier they get.

Weak people?

They think otherwise.

Outside factors don’t matter. They are beyond one’s control anyway. Why think of them? Why hope the tides of fortune turn, when you yourself have done nothing to prepare for such an eventuality?

Luck is such a relative term, and always dependant on one’s perception.

The struggle alone pleases us, not the victory.

Remember that.

If you are panicky about money, no matter how much you have, you’ll always feel like not having enough. In fact, the more you’ll have, the worse you’ll feel because you have more to lose now.

We go up, we go down, that is the way of the universe.

And we must never, ever fight against this, or try to imagine into existence a time or place when this rule does not apply anymore, because such a thing does not exist.

The lottery winner loses all his has gained because he did not have the emotional resilience to not be overwhelmed by his vast wealth.

As the saying goes, no sleep is worth a damn unless it’s earned.

What you fight for tends to last.

Also, the terrible cliche of “easy come, easy go.”

I do not advise you to wish for struggle, but that you should merely embrace it when it comes your way. And that you must understand the following aspect of living: if you do what is hard, your life will be easy. Do what is easy, and your life will be hard.

Embrace struggles as their own breed of opportunities.

As Marcus Aurelius so eloquently put it, the obstacle is the way. More often than you’d think.


10 thoughts on “Strong People Never Have Easy Pasts

  1. very nice. “Embrace struggles as their own breed of opportunities” and I also like “when you get knocked off the horse, get back on” When I was in 2nd grade I heard that one. I literally fell off a rampaging horse on a trail ride. lol And as she hoisted me back up, I heard those words. Kind of defined my whole life 🙂

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  2. Interesting read– particularly fond of ‘The lottery winner…Overwhelmed by his vast wealth’.
    One does wonder where all the history comes from.
    […] The pen is mightier than the sword.
    [?] The pen might word.
    [:)] Digging the wordplay, never a dull moment in the metaverse.

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  3. I couldn’t agree more. I’ve found that whenever my parents let me stand up on my on two feet, I’ve grown more as a person. While I am thankful for them allowing me to have an easy life, I sometimes wonder how much more I could grow as a person if I didn’t have those things.

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  4. I feel that everyone, at some point in their life, is faced with incredible adversity. The kind of adversity that takes you the precipice of madness its self. It’s then you are faced with a choice. Either embrace circumstance and do what you can to learn and make the best of it, or jump into the pit and be forever lost in ever spiraling depression.

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