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Mar 08, 2019 11:22:05

Pain

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Having been introduced to the concept of Anti-Fragility and stoicism by Nassim a few years ago, every other comment I made was :

"I can't do that. That would make me fragile."
"That product will make you fragile."


I was annoying everyone but the the concept and the book was so interesting, I couldn't shut up. 

Now everyone is talking about stoicism and the joy of suffering. Through the years, I have come to understand and respect this philosophy more.

Yesterday, I read a remarkable post. It is not a new concept and not too far from stoicism. It was just simple and also very profound.  

If I ask you, β€œWhat do you want out of life?” and you say something like, β€œI want to be happy and have a great family and a job I like,” it’s so ubiquitous that it doesn’t even mean anything.
A more interesting question, a question that perhaps you’ve never considered before, is what pain do you want in your life? What are you willing to struggle for?

Because that seems to be a greater determinant of how our lives turn out.


Please read the complete article by Mark Manson at this link




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    @keni Oh! So you read Mark Manson.. Yea, he posts great articles. Piercing take on life and it's always a really good read. I've popped into him on some zen topics, if I can remember well, but his perspective on relationships' issues is amazing. Cool to find someone who shares the opinion.
    <<what pain do you want in your life?>> is a REALLY good question
    Not easy to answer... But worth it, I'm sure.
    Have you figured it out?

    And... woow, I'm just reading Fooled by Randomness by Taleb, haven't heard about the other one before. I'm curious what does it mean - anty- fragility

    Lucjah avatar Lucjah | Mar 10, 2019 10:00:29
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      @lucjah - Yes Mark is a very good writer. Hopefully we can get closer to his skills by writing everyday.
      I wouldn't say I have figured out the answer just yet. I know that my thinking has evolved around this topic and I understand the need for pain. But I need to think about the answer to the question some more .

      Nassim Talib has interesting books. It could get difficult to follow at times - I prefer Mark or Malcom Gladwell to understand difficult concepts. But if you stick with it, Nassim's books are also very interesting ideas. I highly recommend antifragility.

      Keni avatar Keni | Mar 11, 2019 00:16:03
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      @keni thanks, will try, yet cannot promise to finish it :D
      I need to read this Manson's text again and ponder a bit myself... :-)

      Lucjah avatar Lucjah | Mar 11, 2019 17:34:06
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    @keni Wow... Thats some article, i won't be closing it for days. Thanks for sharing.

    Seun Oyebode avatar Seun Oyebode | Mar 09, 2019 05:43:38
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      @seunoyebode - :) Welcome. I have read it many times as well. I like it very much.

      Keni avatar Keni | Mar 11, 2019 00:13:01
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    @keni That is a fantastic article thanks for sharing! I guess I need to add Nassim's and Mark's books to my ever-growing list.

    Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Mar 08, 2019 10:47:43
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      @brandonwilson - Yup both wrote very good books on topics that I am fascinated about. Particularly Mark is a gifted writer. He has a way with words. Highly recommend his book.

      Keni avatar Keni | Mar 08, 2019 16:14:24
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