How to Stop Arguing With REALITY!

Want to be less stressed? ๐Ÿ˜ต

๐Ÿ™Œ ๐‡๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐ฅ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ ๐จ๐ฉ๐ข๐ง๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ. ๐Ÿ™Œ

Have less opinions about how the world “should” be.

Have less opinions about how others “should” act.

Have less opinions about how events “should” happen.

๐Ÿ™Œ ๐๐ž๐œ๐š๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ž ๐ฐ๐ก๐ž๐ง ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐š๐ซ๐ ๐ฎ๐ž ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ฅ๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ, ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐€๐‹๐–๐€๐˜๐’ ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฌ๐ž. ๐Ÿ™Œ

Give yourself permission, and stop “should”-ing all over yourself.

Give yourself permission, and accept things as they are.

Give yourself permission, and start being more loving to yourself.

โค๏ธ ๐๐ž๐œ๐š๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ž ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ’๐ซ๐ž ๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐ญ๐ก ๐ข๐ญ. โค๏ธ

How Stories POSSESS Us!

๐Ÿ“– ๐–๐„ ๐€๐‘๐„ ๐“๐‡๐„ ๐’๐“๐Ž๐‘๐ˆ๐„๐’ ๐–๐„ ๐“๐„๐‹๐‹ ๐Ž๐”๐‘๐’๐„๐‹๐•๐„๐’ ๐Ÿ“–

Iโ€™d like you to take a moment and read the following 2 Stories. They both revolve around the topic of Capitalism โฌ‡๏ธ:

๐’๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ฒ #๐Ÿ:

โ€œ๐˜–๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ ๐˜ถ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ, ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฌ ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ค. ๐˜๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ค๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ๐˜ด, ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ค๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ง๐˜ต๐˜ด๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ ๐˜จ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ๐˜ด ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ช๐˜ณ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ด. ๐ŸŒฝ
๐˜‰๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ, ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฎ ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ, ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฌ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ด ๐˜ด๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฌ๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜™๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜บ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต. ๐Ÿญ

๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ฌ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ฆ๐˜น๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ๐˜ถ๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜บ ๐˜ง๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ค๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜จ๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ด ๐˜ง๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ช๐˜ณ ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ. ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜จ๐˜ฉ๐˜ต ๐˜ฃ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฌ ๐˜ฃ๐˜บ ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ป๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ. ๐˜๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ญ๐˜บ 20๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜บ, ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ณ๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜บ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜บ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฎ ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ฆ๐˜น๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ, ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜บ ๐˜จ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜จ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ง๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ด. ๐˜‹๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ค๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ค ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ง๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ. ๐Ÿ™Œ

๐˜‰๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ช๐˜ณ ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฉ๐˜ต-๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ค๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ, ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜บ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜บ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜บ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด, ๐˜ด๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜จ๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด, ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜จ๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด ๐˜ง๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฆ๐˜น๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ช๐˜ต ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ญ. ๐˜š๐˜ฐ, ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ฉ ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ, ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ถ๐˜ด ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ, ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ค๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜บ ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ, ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ. ๐Ÿ”ฅ

๐˜๐˜ต ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜บ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜บ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ซ๐˜ฐ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฉ๐˜ต ๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜จ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฃ๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฎ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ถ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ-๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ต ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ถ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ถ๐˜ด…โ€ ๐‚๐š๐ฉ๐ข๐ญ๐š๐ฅ๐ข๐ฌ๐ฆ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐„๐ฑ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐จ๐ข๐ญ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐Ÿ’ฏ

Does this Story resonate with you? ๐Ÿ“–

If notโ€ฆhow about this one? โฌ‡๏ธ

๐’๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ฒ #๐Ÿ:

โ€œ๐˜–๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ ๐˜ถ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ, ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ข ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ต, ๐˜ข ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ง, ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ข ๐˜ด๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ฆ. ๐˜’๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ถ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฌ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ๐˜ถ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ, ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ๐˜บ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ถ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฌ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ. ๐Ÿ˜ž

๐˜‰๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ, ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ 17๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜บ, ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฎ ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ, ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜จ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ. ๐ŸŒž

๐˜๐˜ฏ ๐˜Œ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ, ๐˜๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ, ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ˆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ข, ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜บ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜จ๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜บ ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฉ๐˜ต๐˜ด, ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ณ๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ธ, ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ง๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ด, ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข ๐˜ด๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ค๐˜ฉ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ช๐˜ณ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ด. โค๏ธ

๐˜—๐˜ฆ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฌ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜บ ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฑ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ง๐˜ณ๐˜ถ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ช๐˜ณ ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ. ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜บ ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ธ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ๐˜ถ๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ด, ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ช๐˜ณ ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ, ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ง๐˜ถ๐˜ญ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด. ๐˜๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฎ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ด. ๐Ÿ’ช

๐˜๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ 20๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜Š๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜บ, ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฃ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฎ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฎ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ป๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ, ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜บ๐˜ด ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜ต: ๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜บ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ, ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ญ๐˜ถ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ง๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ. ๐Ÿ‘Ž

๐˜‰๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฃ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฎ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜จ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ. ๐Ÿ’ฐ

๐˜ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜บ, ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ง๐˜ต-๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฆ๐˜จ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ, ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜บ ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ข ๐˜จ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต, ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ช๐˜ณ ๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ค ๐˜ง๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ. ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฆ๐˜จ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ด ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏโ€™๐˜ต ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ฉ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ค๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ท๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ถ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ซ๐˜ฐ๐˜บ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ด. ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜บโ€™๐˜ฅ ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฒ๐˜ถ๐˜ข๐˜ญ, ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฒ๐˜ถ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ. ๐Ÿ˜ก

๐˜๐˜ต ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜บ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜บ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ซ๐˜ฐ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฉ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ต ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฎ, ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฆ๐˜น๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ฉ๐˜ถ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฌ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ.โ€ ๐‚๐š๐ฉ๐ข๐ญ๐š๐ฅ๐ข๐ฌ๐ฆ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐‹๐ข๐›๐ž๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐Ÿ’ฏ

Soโ€ฆwhich Story is correct? #1 or #2? ๐Ÿ“–

Depending on where you reside on the political spectrum, 1 of these Stories youโ€™re far more likely to agree is accurate. โ†”๏ธ

But hereโ€™s the catch: ๐‘ป๐’‰๐’†๐’”๐’† ๐’‚๐’“๐’† ๐’ƒ๐’๐’•๐’‰ ๐’‹๐’–๐’”๐’• ๐‘บ๐’•๐’๐’“๐’Š๐’†๐’”. ๐Ÿ“–

They are 2 different narratives, 2 different perspectives on the exact same thing: Capitalism. โ†”๏ธ

But to back up a moment, what exactly are Stories?

๐ŸŒŸ ๐™Ž๐™ฉ๐™ค๐™ง๐™ž๐™š๐™จ ๐™–๐™ง๐™š ๐™จ๐™ช๐™—๐™Ÿ๐™š๐™˜๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ซ๐™š ๐™›๐™ง๐™–๐™ข๐™š๐™จ ๐™ฌ๐™š ๐™ช๐™จ๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™š๐™ญ๐™ฅ๐™ก๐™–๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง ๐™ค๐™—๐™Ÿ๐™š๐™˜๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ซ๐™š ๐™ง๐™š๐™–๐™ก๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ฎ. ๐ŸŒŸ

If this definition sounds too pretentious, think of Stories as like wearing pairs of glasses. ๐Ÿ‘“

๐–๐ก๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ ๐’๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ฒ ๐ฅ๐ž๐ง๐ฌ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎโ€™๐ซ๐ž ๐ฐ๐ž๐š๐ซ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ก๐จ๐ฐ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎโ€™๐ซ๐ž ๐ ๐จ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฌ๐ž๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐ฅ๐, ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ฌ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎโ€™๐ซ๐ž ๐ ๐จ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐จ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐œ๐ฎ๐ฌ ๐จ๐ง, ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐š๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎโ€™๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐›๐ž ๐ข๐ง๐Ÿ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ž๐ง๐œ๐ž๐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ญ๐š๐ค๐ž, ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ก๐จ๐ฐ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ’๐ซ๐ž ๐ ๐จ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐จ ๐Ÿ๐ž๐ž๐ฅ ๐จ๐ง ๐š ๐๐š๐ข๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐›๐š๐ฌ๐ข๐ฌ.

๐Ÿ‘“ The person wearing an Optimistic lens will focus on seeing the best of things.

๐Ÿ‘“ The person wearing a Pessimistic lens will focus on seeing the worst of things.

๐Ÿ‘“ The person wearing a Realistic lens will focus on seeing things just as they are.

๐Ÿ‘“ The person wearing a Cynical lens will focus on distrusting the things they see.

Do you know a person who, even in the worst of situations, can always find a silver lining? ๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™‚โ€

Or how about a person that, even in the best of situations, can always find something to complain about? ๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™€โ€

๐ˆ๐ญโ€™๐ฌ ๐›๐ž๐œ๐š๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ฒโ€™๐ซ๐ž ๐ž๐š๐œ๐ก ๐ฐ๐ž๐š๐ซ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐๐ข๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ž๐ซ๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐ฅ๐ž๐ง๐ฌ๐ž๐ฌ.

๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ โ€œDONALD, ENOUGH WITH THE ANALOGIES! WHATโ€™S YOUR POINT?โ€ ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ

My point is itโ€™s CRUCIAL we become aware of what glasses weโ€™re currently wearing. ๐Ÿ˜…

Why? ๐๐ž๐œ๐š๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฅ๐ž๐ง๐ฌ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ฐ๐ž ๐ฐ๐ž๐š๐ซ ๐๐ž๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ฆ๐ข๐ง๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐’๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ข๐ž๐ฌ ๐ฐ๐ž ๐œ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ญ๐ž. ๐Ÿ“–

With that said, briefly re-read those 2 Stories of Capitalism again at the beginning of this post. โฌ†๏ธ

You can now take a guess as to the lens each author is wearing. ๐Ÿ‘“

To put it simply: ๐ฐ๐ž ๐๐จ๐งโ€™๐ญ ๐ฌ๐ž๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ฌ ๐š๐ฌ ๐“๐‡๐„๐˜ ๐š๐ซ๐ž. ๐–๐ž ๐ฌ๐ž๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ฌ ๐š๐ฌ ๐–๐„ ๐š๐ซ๐ž. ๐Ÿ‘ค

๐–๐ž ๐ฌ๐ž๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐ซ๐จ๐ฎ๐ ๐ก ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐’๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ข๐ž๐ฌ ๐ฐ๐ž’๐ฏ๐ž ๐œ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐š๐ซ๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ฆ. ๐Ÿ“–

๐Ÿคฌ โ€œTHAT’S RIDICULOUS, DONALD! YOU’RE SAYING I ‘CHOOSE’ A CYNICAL LENS?! JUST LOOK AT HOW MESSED UP THE WORLD IS!โ€ ๐Ÿคฌ

To clarify, Iโ€™m NOT saying youโ€™re โ€œchoosingโ€ any of the lenses you’re currently wearing, at least not consciously. ๐Ÿ˜…

Often, weโ€™ve adapted to these lenses over time through our environment: from our family, from the books we’ve read, from the media we’ve consumed, and from the opinions of friends we’ve surrounded ourselves with. ๐ŸŒŽ

As Jim Rohn said: โ€œ๐˜ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ 5 ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ด๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ.โ€ ๐Ÿ‘ฅ

Surround yourself with negative people, youโ€™ll soon become one too. Surround yourself with hopeful people, youโ€™ll soon have their hope rub off on you too. ๐Ÿ‘ฅ

๐’๐ฎ๐ซ๐ซ๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ฌ๐ž๐ฅ๐Ÿ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐จ๐ง๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐Ÿ ๐’๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ฒ ๐ฅ๐ž๐ง๐ฌ, ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎโ€™๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ฌ๐จ๐จ๐ง ๐›๐ž ๐ฐ๐ž๐š๐ซ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐ฅ๐ž๐ง๐ฌ ๐š๐ฌ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ญ๐ข๐ฆ๐š๐ญ๐ž ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ฅ๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ. ๐Ÿ‘“

After enough time, youโ€™ll take this Story lens to be a Fact and not just a Story. ๐Ÿ˜ฒ

But herein lies the problem: ๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ก๐—ข๐—ง ๐—™๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐˜๐˜€. โŒ

๐…๐š๐œ๐ญ๐ฌ ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐ฐ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ฐ๐ž ๐ค๐ง๐จ๐ฐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐›๐ž ๐จ๐›๐ฃ๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐ญ๐ซ๐ฎ๐ž; ๐’๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ข๐ž๐ฌ ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฅ๐ž๐ง๐ฌ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ฐ๐ž ๐ฐ๐ž๐š๐ซ ๐š๐ซ๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐ ๐ฌ๐ž๐ญ๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐…๐š๐œ๐ญ๐ฌ. โšช

Itโ€™s the difference between saying a Fact about capitalism (โ€œCapitalism is an economic system based on the private ownership of the means of production and their operation for profitโ€) versus saying a Story about capitalism (โ€œCapitalism is exploitationโ€). โ†”๏ธ

Capitalism is not intrinsically โ€œexploitationโ€ nor โ€œliberationโ€; these are just Stories lenses weโ€™ve placed around them. ๐Ÿ‘“

๐™๐™๐™š ๐™ฅ๐™ง๐™ค๐™—๐™ก๐™š๐™ข ๐™ž๐™จ ๐™ฌ๐™๐™š๐™ฃ ๐™ฌ๐™š ๐™—๐™š๐™˜๐™ค๐™ข๐™š ๐™จ๐™ค ๐™–๐™˜๐™˜๐™ช๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ค๐™ข๐™š๐™™ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐’•๐’“๐’†๐’‚๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง ๐™Ž๐™ฉ๐™ค๐™ง๐™ฎ ๐™ก๐™š๐™ฃ๐™จ ๐’‚๐’” ๐™๐™–๐™˜๐™ฉ, ๐™ฌ๐™๐™š๐™ฃ ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง ๐™ก๐™š๐™ฃ๐™จ ๐™—๐™š๐™˜๐™ค๐™ข๐™š๐™จ ๐™จ๐™ค ๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™ง๐™š๐™ฃ๐™˜๐™๐™š๐™™ ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™จ๐™ž๐™™๐™š ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง ๐™จ๐™š๐™ฃ๐™จ๐™š ๐™ค๐™› ๐™จ๐™š๐™ก๐™› ๐™ฌ๐™š ๐™˜๐™–๐™ฃโ€™๐™ฉ ๐™›๐™–๐™ฉ๐™๐™ค๐™ข ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™ฅ๐™ค๐™จ๐™จ๐™ž๐™—๐™ž๐™ก๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ฎ ๐™ค๐™› ๐™ค๐™ฉ๐™๐™š๐™ง ๐™ก๐™š๐™ฃ๐™จ๐™š๐™จ ๐™š๐™ญ๐™ž๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ. ๐Ÿคฏ

๐™’๐™š ๐™˜๐™–๐™ฃ ๐™ฃ๐™ค ๐™ก๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™œ๐™š๐™ง ๐™›๐™–๐™ฉ๐™๐™ค๐™ข ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™ฅ๐™ค๐™จ๐™จ๐™ž๐™—๐™ž๐™ก๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ฎ ๐™ฌ๐™šโ€™๐™ง๐™š ๐™ฌ๐™š๐™–๐™ง๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™œ๐™ก๐™–๐™จ๐™จ๐™š๐™จ. ๐Ÿ˜”

When weโ€™re unable to take off our glasses, we have a much harder time separating the Facts from the Stories about the Facts. When weโ€™re unable to take off our glasses, we have a much harder time being able to truly understand other peopleโ€™s points of view. ๐Ÿ™Œ

In turn, our empathy becomes replaced more and more with egotistical self-righteousness and moral grandstanding. ๐Ÿฅ‡

Soโ€ฆhow do we solve this problem? ๐Ÿค”

๐–๐ž ๐ง๐ž๐ž๐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ข๐๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ข๐Ÿ๐ฒ ๐ฐ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐’๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ฒ ๐ฅ๐ž๐ง๐ฌ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ฐ๐ž’๐ซ๐ž ๐œ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ซ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐ฐ๐ž๐š๐ซ๐ข๐ง๐ . ๐Ÿ”Ž

Here’s a list of just a few of the Stories currently circulating in our culture. ๐Ÿ“–

I must warn you: some of the Stories I list here you may wholeheartedly embrace, and the fact Iโ€™m listing them here may make you feel like Iโ€™m trivializing or invalidating you or other peoples’ personal experiences. ๐Ÿ‘Ž

I can assure you that is not at all my intention here. So, please be aware of this just in case your emotional defenses jump up in protest. โค๏ธ

๐Ÿ“– โ€œ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ˆ๐˜ญ๐˜ต-๐˜™๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฉ๐˜ต ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜™๐˜ฆ๐˜ฑ๐˜ถ๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜—๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜บ!โ€

๐Ÿ“– โ€œ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜™๐˜ข๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜“๐˜ฆ๐˜ง๐˜ต ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜บ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ด!โ€

๐Ÿ“– โ€œ๐˜ž๐˜ฆ ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜บ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ด ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ!โ€

๐Ÿ“– โ€œ๐˜๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ!โ€

๐Ÿ“– โ€œ๐˜–๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜บ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ข ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ฌ-๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜บ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜ต!โ€

๐Ÿ“– โ€œ๐˜ž๐˜ฆ ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜บ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ด๐˜บ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ต!โ€

๐Ÿ“– “๐˜ž๐˜ฆ ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜บ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต’๐˜ด ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜จ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ง๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ท๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ถ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฃ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜บ!”

๐Ÿ“– โ€œ๐˜‰๐˜ช๐˜จ ๐˜—๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฏโ€™๐˜ต ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ!โ€

๐Ÿ“– “๐˜š๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ต!”

๐Ÿ“– โ€œ๐˜‰๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜Ž๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ญ!โ€

๐Ÿ“– “๐˜š๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ!”

๐Ÿ“– โ€œ๐˜Œ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜บ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ธ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜บ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฆ ๐˜Ž๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฃ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ด!โ€

๐Ÿ“– โ€œ๐˜Œ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜บ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ธ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜บ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ 1%!โ€

๐Ÿ“– โ€œ๐˜Œ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜บ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ธ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜บ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ถ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜บ!โ€

๐Ÿ“– โ€œ๐˜Œ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜บ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ธ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜บ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ซ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ด!โ€

๐Ÿ“– “๐˜๐˜ง ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ, ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ’๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ!”

See some Stories you recognize? ๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ™‹

By sharing this list, Iโ€™m NOT here to say which Story lens has more validity to them. Iโ€™m also NOT here to say each Stories lens is equally accurate or equally useful. Theyโ€™re not, and it’s why we need Facts. ๐Ÿ‘

But thatโ€™s NOT what this post is about. ๐Ÿ’ฏ

๐“๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐ฉ๐จ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ฌ๐ข๐ฆ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ž๐ฆ๐ฉ๐ก๐š๐ฌ๐ข๐ณ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐’๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ข๐ž๐ฌ ๐ฐ๐ž ๐ญ๐ž๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ฌ๐ž๐ฅ๐ฏ๐ž๐ฌ, ๐ซ๐ž๐ ๐š๐ซ๐๐ฅ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ข๐ซ ๐ญ๐ซ๐ฎ๐ญ๐ก, ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—น๐—น ๐— ๐—”๐—ฆ๐—ฆ๐—œ๐—ฉ๐—˜๐—Ÿ๐—ฌ ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐˜„๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜„๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—น๐—ฑ.

๐Ÿ‘€ If you wear a Story lens that all men are sexist, misogynist pigs, youโ€™re going to have a very hard time seeing any man in a positive light.

๐Ÿ‘€ If you wear a Story lens that all police officers are racist, sadistic authority figures, youโ€™ll assume every police altercation that includes people of different races to automatically be about racism.

๐Ÿ‘€ If you wear a Story lens that all protesters are rioting, anarchic looters, youโ€™ll assume every property destroyed during a protest to automatically be the cause of protesters.

๐Ÿ‘€ If you wear a Story lens that all white people are racists, youโ€™re going to see racism in every interaction with a white person, regardless if itโ€™s there or not.

A perfect phrase to summarize this: โ€œ๐’๐ž๐ž๐ค ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ฌ๐ก๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ง๐.โ€ ๐Ÿ”Ž

But…wouldn’t YOU rather decide what it is that you’re going to seek? Wouldn’t YOU rather decide how you’re going to see the world? Wouldn’t YOU rather decide what glasses you’re going to wear? ๐Ÿ’ฏ

It’s time to take back control, donโ€™t you think? ๐Ÿ’ช

๐Ÿ™Œ ๐–๐ž ๐ง๐ž๐ž๐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ข๐๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ข๐Ÿ๐ฒ ๐ฐ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐’๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ฒ ๐ฅ๐ž๐ง๐ฌ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ฐ๐žโ€™๐ซ๐ž ๐œ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ซ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐ฐ๐ž๐š๐ซ๐ข๐ง๐ .

๐Ÿ™Œ ๐–๐ž ๐ง๐ž๐ž๐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ช๐ฎ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ก๐จ๐ฐ ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐’๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ฒ ๐ฅ๐ž๐ง๐ฌ๐ž๐ฌ ๐๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ญ ๐ก๐จ๐ฐ ๐ฐ๐ž ๐ฌ๐ž๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐ฅ๐.

๐Ÿ™Œ ๐–๐ž ๐ง๐ž๐ž๐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐›๐ž ๐ฐ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐จ ๐ญ๐ซ๐ฒ ๐จ๐ง ๐ง๐ž๐ฐ ๐ฉ๐š๐ข๐ซ๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ ๐ฅ๐š๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ž๐ฌ.

๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ โ€œDONALD, THIS IS A LOT OF WORK! WHY SHOULD I DO THIS WHEN NO ONE ELSE IS?!โ€ ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ

Because youโ€™re not doing this for others.

๐Ÿ˜Š ๐˜๐จ๐ฎโ€™๐ซ๐ž ๐๐จ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ข๐ญ ๐ฌ๐จ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐Ž๐๐“๐ˆ๐Ž๐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ญ๐š๐ค๐ž ๐จ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ ๐ฅ๐š๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ฐ๐ก๐ข๐œ๐ก ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐ฉ๐จ๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ.

๐Ÿ˜Š ๐˜๐จ๐ฎโ€™๐ซ๐ž ๐๐จ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ข๐ญ ๐ฌ๐จ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐…๐‘๐„๐„๐ƒ๐Ž๐Œ ๐ญ๐จ ๐œ๐ก๐จ๐จ๐ฌ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ ๐ฅ๐š๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ฐ๐ก๐ข๐œ๐ก ๐›๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ ๐ฌ๐ž๐ซ๐ฏ๐ž ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ.

๐Ÿ˜Š ๐˜๐จ๐ฎโ€™๐ซ๐ž ๐๐จ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ข๐ญ ๐ฌ๐จ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐‚๐Ž๐๐“๐‘๐Ž๐‹ ๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ฅ๐ข๐Ÿ๐ž, ๐ฌ๐จ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ง๐จ ๐ฅ๐จ๐ง๐ ๐ž๐ซ ๐Ÿ๐ž๐ž๐ฅ ๐ฅ๐ข๐ค๐ž ๐š ๐ฏ๐ข๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐ฆ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐œ๐ข๐ซ๐œ๐ฎ๐ฆ๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ง๐œ๐ž ๐›๐ฎ๐ญ ๐š ๐œ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ญ๐จ๐ซ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ฌ๐ฎ๐œ๐œ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ.

The alternative is to fall back asleep, to allow yourself to forget you’re wearing glasses, and to return to a place where you’ll continue experiencing needless suffering. ๐Ÿ˜ข

After all, in this place your Stories are in control of you. ๐Ÿ˜”

Soโ€ฆstaying awake sounds like a better option, doesn’t it? ๐Ÿ˜…

You got this! And before you know it, youโ€™ll be looking back on the old Stories you use to carry, just like the 2 Stories about Capitalism, and truly understand when I say you: โ€œThese are ๐˜ซ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ต Stories!โ€ ๐Ÿ™Œ

๐Ÿ“– ๐–๐„ ๐€๐‘๐„ ๐“๐‡๐„ ๐’๐“๐Ž๐‘๐ˆ๐„๐’ ๐–๐„ ๐“๐„๐‹๐‹ ๐Ž๐”๐‘๐’๐„๐‹๐•๐„๐’ ๐Ÿ“–

Why YOU Are Suffering!

“What upsets people are not THINGS themselves but their JUDGMENTS about the things.” ~ Epictetus ๐Ÿ’ฌ
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Do you want to feel LESS UPSET? Allow me to assist! โค๏ธ
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We are not upset because an event happens. We are upset because we believe an event “shouldn’t” have happened. ๐Ÿ˜ฃ
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We’re arguing with the “shoulds” in our minds. ๐Ÿคฏ
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We’re arguing with the feelings of anger and frustration we’re experiencing. ๐Ÿคฌ
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We’re arguing with a past which no longer exists. โŒ›
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But here’s the problem: “๐–๐ก๐ž๐ง ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐š๐ซ๐ ๐ฎ๐ž ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ฅ๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ, ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐š๐ฅ๐ฐ๐š๐ฒ๐ฌ ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฌ๐ž.” ๐Ÿ˜“
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So, I want to introduce you to a solution: ACCEPTANCE. โค๏ธ
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๐Ÿ™Œ Accept whatever it is you’re experiencing. ๐Ÿ™Œ
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Accept the events which happened. Accept the emotions you’re feeling. Accept the judgments your mind is making. Accept whatever is.
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Accept. And you’ll be surprised how fast you’ll be able to let these things go. ๐Ÿ™Œ
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Release. ๐Ÿ™Œ
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Surrender. ๐Ÿ™Œ
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Because it’s only when you continue holding onto this baggage will you cause yourself needless suffering. ๐Ÿ˜จ
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๐Ÿคฌ “HOW DARE YOU, DONALD! I HAVE EVERY RIGHT TO BE ANGRY AND FRUSTRATED!” ๐Ÿคฌ
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You do! 100%! You have every reason to feel this way! ๐Ÿ’ฏ
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There’s no doubt there’s a feeling of nobility, this sense of self-righteousness, to hold onto these negative emotions. I totally get it! ๐Ÿ’ฏ
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These intense emotions serve you feelings of power. These intense emotions serve you feelings of control over what at times can feel like a very chaotic world. โœŠ
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As I heard 1 person once describe their feelings of anger: “It’s like jet fuel!” ๐Ÿคฌ
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For me to tell you to accept your emotions, for me to tell you to diffuse the mechanisms which provide your feelings of power and control, is by far the last thing you’d want to hear from me, right?! ๐Ÿ’ฏ
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I understand. โค๏ธ
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But I can assure you: ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ฌ๐ž ๐ข๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ง๐ฌ๐ž ๐ž๐ฆ๐จ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ, ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฉ๐ž๐œ๐ข๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐ฐ๐ก๐ž๐ง ๐ฎ๐ง๐ญ๐š๐ฆ๐ž๐, ๐œ๐š๐ง ๐›๐ž๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ž ๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฒ ๐๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐ซ๐ฎ๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž ๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฒ ๐Ÿ๐š๐ฌ๐ญ.
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And there are far better, more constructive ways to handling our problems. ๐Ÿ’ฏ
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Let me clarify:
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๐Ÿ“ Acceptance does not mean we become complacent in our life.
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๐Ÿ“ Acceptance does not mean we enable the things and situations which spark our negative emotions.
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๐Ÿ“ Acceptance is simply about freeing ourselves from needless suffering.
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๐Ÿ“ Acceptance is simply about clearing the weeds from our minds.
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๐Ÿ“ Acceptance is simply a tool to help us see things as they are, objectively, without any judgments and attachments.
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And practicing acceptance doesn’t just affect you! ๐Ÿ˜ฒ
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It affects how you will interact with others, how civil you’ll be with others in tense situations. ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ
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It affects what solutions you’re going to come up with to address your problems. ๐Ÿค”
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It affects the long-term impact you’re going to have upon short-term situations. ๐Ÿ—“๏ธ
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“Accept – then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it.” ~ Eckhart Tolle ๐Ÿ’ฌ
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Why EMBRACE Change!

Last year I was in Glasgow visiting the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. It was such a beautiful museum, I spent nearly 3 hours looking at EVERY nook and cranny! ๐Ÿ˜

If you ever want to be reminded of how VAST our world and its history is, take a trip sometime to a museum! ๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ

At one point, I had entered the section with an ENTIRE wall dedicated to Charles Darwin and his Theory of Evolution! ๐Ÿฆท

Before Darwin, our world had a much MORE simplified explanation as to how our world’s inhabitants came to be. ๐Ÿ˜…

Contrary to popular belief at the time, Earth is in fact WAY MORE than 6000 years old! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

Not only going against conventional understanding, Darwin changed the paradigm of BOTH the religious AND scientific beliefs of his time! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

He showed us there was a world FAR MORE complex than what was once thought, presenting ideas which later laid the foundation for MANY subjects we study today including Biology. ๐Ÿงซ

But why do I share this post with you? ๐Ÿค”

Because there was one KEEN observation Darwin noticed during his studies. Verbatim, I saw this written on the museum wall: โœ๏ธ

๐ŸŒŸ “๐ƒ๐š๐ซ๐ฐ๐ข๐ง ๐ง๐จ๐ญ๐ข๐œ๐ž๐ ๐ข๐ญ ๐ฐ๐š๐ฌ ๐ง๐จ๐ญ ๐ง๐ž๐œ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ๐š๐ซ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ซ๐จ๐ง๐  ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐›๐ž๐š๐ฎ๐ญ๐ข๐Ÿ๐ฎ๐ฅ ๐ฐ๐ก๐จ ๐ฌ๐ฎ๐œ๐œ๐ž๐ž๐ ๐ข๐ง ๐ฅ๐ข๐Ÿ๐ž’๐ฌ ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ซ๐ฎ๐ ๐ ๐ฅ๐ž – ๐ข๐ญ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐จ๐ฌ๐ž ๐ฐ๐ก๐จ ๐œ๐จ๐ฉ๐ž ๐›๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐œ๐ก๐š๐ง๐ ๐ž.” ๐ŸŒŸ

With COVID and everything happening in 2020, I find this quote stretches FAR BEYOND Darwin to our modern world today. Our world is constantly changing, perhaps too fast for many people’s comfort. โŒ›

But with this finding from Darwin, I challenge us to take on the this opportunity to continue adapting to whatever comes our way. Because we are greater than our circumstances! ๐Ÿ’ช

“Change is inevitable. Growth is optional.” โค๏ธ