The Only True Tragedy

There is a saying in Tibetan, “Tragedy should be utilized as a source of strength.” No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful experience is, if we lose our hope, that’s our real disaster. – The Dalai Lama (Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama)

This reminds me of something I read – that really interested and excited me – in Martin Seligman’s most recent book.

In Flourish he explores the phenomenon of Post Traumatic Growth (not Post Traumatic Stress Disorder).

Seligman found that a fair amount of people grew stronger and more resilient as a result of combat and related stressors.

What a wonderful alternative.

Given the choice, which would you chose?

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