"You may grow old and trembling in your anatomies, you may lie awake at night listening to the disorder of your veins, you may miss your only love, you may see the world about you devastated by evil lunatics, or know your honour trampled in the sewers of baser minds.
There is only one thing for it then – to learn. Learn why the world wags and what wags it. That is the only thing which the mind can never exhaust, never alienate, never be tortured by, never fear or distrust, and never dream of regretting. Learning is the thing for you." - T.H. White
Psychologists say we have 60,000 thoughts a day, many of them negative. But, what if instead of beating ourselves up (We'd never dream of talking to someone they way we often talk to ourselves. Think about it.), we mined our weaknesses to find our strengths?
We might be dealt with some bad cards such as bad health or a pink slip. But, here are some thoughts on resilience and improving your hand:
The ability to see 100 shades of vanilla is a skill that is so subtle but makes life lived in vivid colors. The reason is that you understand, see and can appreciate nuance. It doesn’t always have to be black and white. Seldom is, especially as you get older.
Here’s an example. Courage often is considered as taking bold life or death actions: someone who runs into a burning building to save a child or lands a plane on the Hudson with no deaths as Captain Sully Sullenberger did. But, there are every day examples that strengthen our courage muscles. These are those character traits we choose to implement because…well, because we believe they’re the right thing to do.
Here are some great articles on character and courage and nuance: