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Misfortune

"Misfortune weighs most heavily on those who expect nothing but good fortune." — Seneca

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  1. Raam hello,

    I’ve been thinking about this for a few days now. I think it’s very true and important while also keeping a positive attitude..

    Realizing that there will be misfortune, but yet keeping a positive outlook starts in the mind and it ideally starts early. As with many things now, I think about how knowing this would affect my young son. I am looking forward to finding opportunities to instill these seeds of thought while he is still young.

    Regards

    • I think it comes down to “expect the unexpected”, a line I often repeat to myself.

      As with many things now, I think about how knowing this would affect my young son. I am looking forward to finding opportunities to instill these seeds of thought while he is still young.

      I also find myself often thinking about how (and when) I can start planting these seeds of thought in my daughter, who is 7 months young. 🙂

  2. Yep… the attitude that we can make things work will serve us in all circumstances, good or bad. Expecting things to always go well is not only unrealistic, but dangerous, cos they won’t. Well said.

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