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“Your situation…” a wise person once said to me, “… is never the problem.”
“The problem… “ they continued, “… is your RELATIONSHIP to your situation.”
And for the most part, I agreed with and appreciated this pearl of wisdom when I first heard it.
I mean, how often are we prone to believe that if we can just change something about our situation… by getting a new job, a new spouse, a new haircut, a new hometown, a new car, a new political leader, a new wardrobe, or a new pet… that life will finally be whole, complete and perfect?
I confess I have fallen for that faulty line of reasoning more than once.
And yet, this wise saying – like many wise sayings – has its flaws.
If your situation, for example, involves you being in poverty, being abused, being otherwise exploited, being denied justice, or…
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