"The heartbeat of anti-racism is confession, is admission, is acknowledgement, is the willingness to be vulnerable." ~Ibram Kendi
"Endurance is the knowledge that the only way out is through and whatever must be borne will be borne." ~David Brooks
"Keep back nothing. Nothing that you have not given away will be really yours." ~C.S. Lewis
Content reuse it a great idea for technical writers! And way more difficult in practice than it sounds.
What is courage, and how do we get more of it to face the difficult days ahead? I've been turning to some insights from sci-fi, art, and social activism.
What enables you to endure suffering? What gives you the hope to go on? In Fani's case, it is a glimpse of a restored world where everything sad comes untrue.
"The self-forgetful person would never be hurt particularly badly by criticism. It would not devastate them, it would not keep them up late, it would not bother them. Why?"
In two paragraphs Henri Nouwen conveys incredible insight on the nature of darkness and light, cynicism and joy.
An article from The Atlantic says gossip can strengthen interpersonal bonds and make us better people. I am dubious.
The saying "that which does not kill us makes us stronger" suggests that suffering automatically produces strength. It does not.