Resilience and resourcefulness

Quite often we believe that as long as we do what we should, misfortunes and calamities will not befall us. 

But minimizing risk does not mean eliminating risk. Shit still does happen despite all that we have done. Such is fate. 

What’s important is developing resilience and resourcefulness in handling all that that comes. Prevention has its limits. 

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The ordinarity of specialness

If everyone is special, then being special is actually rather ordinary.

Can we thus be contented with this ordinarity of specialness?

Or are we so desperate to make something special of our specialness?