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The four fundamental responses

I believe that in most of the life situations we have a choice of the four fundamental reactions.

  1. Proactive action (trying to resolve an issue in a mature and considered way)
  2. Acceptance (embracing the problem and learning to live with it)
  3. Getting away (eliminating the issue by not engaging)
  4. Complaining (ineffective attacks or whining)

It’s entirely possible I’m missing something, but in my experience, those are the options from the menu.

In most situations in life, I try to remind myself to choose any of the first three—with the preference for the first two—and ignore the last one by all means.

The Nerdwriter

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