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1,000 Small Cuts: When Trying to be Stoic BACKFIRES

Trying to be Stoic and philosophical can be a subtle trap.

As we learn how to detach ourselves from our problems and view them as an observer, we run the risk of convincing ourselves that we’re unaffected by them. The truth is, we are always affected by our troubles. Otherwise we wouldn’t see them as problems in the first place.

When we deny that we are affected, when we pretend that we’re calm and stress-free when we’re anything but, we can develop long-term problems. No amount of meditation can make us totally stress free forever.

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