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7 strategies to help you live with uncertainty

Living With Uncertainty

Living With Uncertainty

Humans want to be certain about the future, as our mind perceives uncertainty and ambiguity as a problem. Our resistance to uncertainty is a cause of anxiety and worry.

We have to learn to live with ambiguity and insecurity in life, and need to accept the reality of things being out of control.

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