Two Exciting Announcements!
One is something new I'm introducing in A Better Life
Hullo, my dear friend! Hope you and your loved ones are doing great.
Coming to the first announcement, I am exhilarated to share with you that I’ve become a Columnist for In Fitness And In Health, the biggest health/ fitness publication on Medium.
The great news for you is that you can now access all my health and fitness articles in one neatly organized place.
Now, the second one should be even more exciting as it concerns this newsletter itself!
So, inspired by my friend Aaron from The Well-Lived Life who has a weekly Conversation Thread where he discusses something with his readers, I’ve decided to start a similar one called - Thursday Talk.
Well, the name isn’t that fancy eh? But I tried and hey, I’m not known for my creativity. Today is Thursday and so I want to kick this off right away.
The question for today is - “What is your favorite quote? And why is it your favorite?”
I’ll go first, mine is a quote by Viktor Frankl, a Holocaust survivor, and Austrian psychologist:
“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”
The reason is that it eloquently captures an insanely powerful truth - the astounding power of perception. This is also one of the Stoic truths - Adversity is inevitable but suffering is a choice.
So, as a Stoic that’s gone through a lot in my life, this quote has helped me through many a hard patch and is hence the closest to my heart.
Now it’s your turn - share your favorite quote, the reason, and also feel free to share your views on the quotes I and the rest of the community shared.
As Benjamin Franklin said, "Those things that hurt, instruct." Soren Kierkegaard once wrote: "A man may perform astonishing feats and comprehend a vast amount of knowledge, and yet have no understanding of himself. But suffering directs a man to look within. - I always add to Mr. Franklin's quote of: "Those things that hurt, instruct." ("What do you want to do with the instruction?") This requires introspection and accountability on the observer - something greatly missing in the zeitgeist of our instant gratifying culture.)
Favorite quote: "As you believe so it is done unto you." I think Jesus gets credit for first getting this in print. I heard it first from Dr. Tom Costa. It has been the story of my own life