This is intense. A bit difficult to swallow. I deemed it worthy to share.
It aligns with what I learned in therapy regarding perception and the ability to change how you receive a person’s opinion, anger, etc.
For example, I decided to take medication. My mother’s religious beliefs and values are against this. Therefore, I felt horrible about myself for being on medication although it proved to be beneficial and working. But, as long as I felt guilty, I would remain unhappy.
I had to detach from my mother’s opinion, which she is allowed. I now do not get hurt by it, I feel good about myself and my choices. Her views are no longer adopted as my own.
If someone calls me a “Freak”, I do not get hurt by it (this really happened to me). It’s their pain to experience, not mine.
Enjoy this video about the philosophy Stoicism.
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