Endure or Change?

Somethings we cannot change.

This is OK.

Make peace with these things.

The ability to endure difficulties is a skill, but can be a curse.

Sometimes we need to face unpleasant situations, other times we need to remove ourselves from the situation.

Too high of a threshold for pain means that we will never act to change the status quo.

We will remained trapped in a life of barely tolerable unpleasantness.

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Develop the ability to distinguish which discomforts must be endured and which should be changed.

Reinhold Niebuhr captured the importance of this distinction in the serenity prayer:

“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”