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The Importance of Saying No.

The Importance of Saying No.

Rejection makes your life better. We need to dismiss something otherwise we stand for nothing. If nothing is better or more preferable than anything else, then we are empty and our life is meaningless. We are without values and therefore and without any purpose.

The avoidance of rejection (both allotting and gaining it) is often a way to make ourselves feel better. But averting rejection gives us short-term pleasure by making us rudderless and directionless in the long term.

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Failure Is The Way Forward.

Failure Is The Way Forward.

Our most revolutionary changes in perspective often happen at the awful times in life. It's only when we feel serious pain that we're willing to look at our values and question why they seem to be ceasing to function.

Pain is part of the process.

It's important to fe...

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You are always choosing.

You are always choosing.

The power of choice is one of the greatest gifts we human beings possess. We are always choosing regardless of whether we are aware of it. Till we die.

When we forgo one alternative, we are indirectly choosing something else.

When we choose our struggles, we feel strong and empowered...

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You‘re Wrong About Everything (but so am I).

You‘re Wrong About Everything (but so am I).

Uncertainty is the enemy of growth. Instead of seeking for certainty, we should be in a steady search for doubt.

Uncertainty stops us from judging others, it prompts the unnecessary stereotyping and predispositions that we normally have.

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...And Then You Die

...And Then You Die

Death frightens us. And because it terrifies us, we avoid thinking about it, speaking about it, occasionally even accepting it, even when it's happening to someone close to us.

Death is the only thing we can know with certainty. The only way to be comfortable with death is to reali...

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