I really enjoyed this piece Nico Ryan — very well written!
One world perspective I’m pretty well aligned with comes from one of my favorite writers, and it goes a little something like this:
“You’re going to die one day…You and everyone you know are going to be dead soon. And in the short amount of time between here and there, you have a limited amount of f*cks to give. Very few, in fact. And if you go around giving a f*ck about everything and everyone without conscious thought or choice — well, then you’re going to get f*cked.”
And as an adjunct to the above, from someone I consider to be one of the smartest people alive today:
“In any situation in life, you only have three options. You always have three options. You can change it, you can accept it, or you can leave it. What is not a good option is to sit around wishing you could change it but not changing it, wishing you would leave it but not leaving it, and not accepting it. It’s that struggle, that aversion, that is responsible for most of our misery.”
… 🙏 …