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, “What do you want out of life?” and you say something like, “I 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.