Building Resilience

What has happened to our resilience?

In day’s gone by, if someone said something that you didn’t like, it was water off a duck’s back.

These days, it seems that there aren’t many things that you can say to someone else that couldn’t potentially upset them.

What message does this send to our children, and those who are growing up?

Your interpretation of something that someone says, means more than theirs?

And that while we may say we are all for Free Speech, the reality is that we only want things that we approve of the be free

It might pay for us to remember this quote from Marcus Aurelius nearly two thousand years ago.

When you wake up in the morning, tell yourself: The people I deal with today will be meddling, ungrateful, arrogant, dishonest, jealous, and surly. They are like this because they can’t tell good from evil. But I have seen the beauty of good and the ugliness of evil, and have recognized that the wrongdoer has a nature related to my own – not of the same blood or birth, but the same mind, and possessing a share of the divine.

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