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bfv  ·  933 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The problem isn’t that life is unfair – it’s your broken idea of fairness

Everything looks like a competition because some 18th century pricks decided it was and convinced everyone else to play along. If you like that game more power to you, but if you don't the answer isn't "that's just how it is", it's "play a different game." I don't like the Stoics, but they were right in saying happiness is valuing only the things that depend on you.




OftenBen  ·  933 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'd love to opt out, but they'd put me in a cage.

This slave has a debt to work off.

bfv  ·  933 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Oh, I've got to work too, because my father has a long list of medical issues and, well, 'murica. But that doesn't mean you have to let yourself be told what to value.

OftenBen  ·  933 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    But that doesn't mean you have to let yourself be told what to value.

This is the most optimistic statement I've read today.