My new understanding / perspective is that life is an evolution machine and hardship is its engine.

Hardship is the primary driver of adaptation and growth, and without growth there is stagnation and usually death.

So the best thing to do is deliberately factor controlled difficult experiences into our lives in order to take charge of our own continual adaptation, and through that become more resilient to the inevitable hardships that come from life at large.

@freedcreative couldn't possibly agree more!

face your demons, embrace controlled difficulty and watch how you grow when the storm comes in

"ships are safe in the harbour, but thats not what ships are built for"

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