Does suffering propel us forward, or suffocate us?

Sarah Kante

What does it mean to feel like I’m living a life of meaning?

1: We Are Too Dependent On Large Corporations For Our Livelihood & Well-Being

It is clear how vulnerable the supply chain is to disruption from a systematic (global) level and an idiosyncratic (individual) level. To circumvent this the individual should establish their own autonomy and independence by reducing their dependency on global infrastructure, improve provisions and have local means of producing and sourcing essential food and medicine. Each individual can take steps towards sourcing ‘made in your country’ goods and services and support local community businesses to source their food, clothing and essential items.

2: Team Human

This pandemic was not yet damaging enough to destroy our world, but bad enough to cause long and consequential…

  1. Death & Catastrophe Is Imminent: The death, illness or debilitating deterioration of the health of my parents is imminent within the next day to 15 years if they keep their current lifestyle. Disaster, death and suffering is coming, it’s not a question of ‘if’, it’s a question of ‘when’. Are you prepared for those dark days ahead? Who will you be and who do you want to be when catastrophe arrives?
  2. Others Aren’t Less Worthy Than You Because They Live Differently: You don’t need to deploy your thesis of how to live onto others just because you see they’re not…
  1. Completing tasks that make me feel like I’ve accomplished something when I really have just been putting off the most difficult tasks.
  2. My insatiable curiosity leads me to stumble upon new ideas and topics that take time away from other tasks but fulfil my soul and mind.

12 Rules For Life Book Summary (Jordan B. Peterson)

“No obstacle in front of me is more powerful than the will I have to conquer it.” — David Goggins

My will is one of the most powerful things I have access to.

  • My ability to exceed the boundaries of my limitation in spite of pain and suffering.
  • My ability to consistently show up and put in effort regardless of how I feel.
  • My ability to work smart and apply intelligent habits and systems to reduce unnecessary inertia (resistance of any object to change).

“Even Socrates, who lived a very frugal and simple life, loved to go to the market. When his students asked about this, he replied, “I love to go and see all the things I am happy without.”

In life, you always have to play a game. Life on a macro level is a giant game and within it contain endless ‘microgames’ that it’s players choose to play.

Here are some common games humans tend to play:

  • The money game: become a something-onaire and chase the accumulation of money.
  • The wealth and financial freedom game: do what you want to do anytime you want not because you have to or…

12 Rules For Life Book Summary (Jordan B. Peterson)

12 Rules For Life Book Summary Analysis (Jordan B. Peterson)

Alexander Emmanual Sandalis

Self reflective writings & book summaries on philosophy, psychology and human behaviour.

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