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ARTICLE: Why we get frustrated . . .
« on: Apr 24, 2016, 03:05 pm »
Interesting read . . .

http://zenhabits.net/frustrated/
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Re: ARTICLE: Why we get frustrated . . .
« Reply #1 on: Apr 24, 2016, 07:45 pm »
I really like this... I feel like it is missing one step though. The article focuses on the "let it go" aspect, but sort of glosses over the middle step of "is there anything that I can do to make this situation less frustrating?" Sometimes there honestly is something you can do, and sometimes all that you can do is put your attitude in check.

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Re: ARTICLE: Why we get frustrated . . .
« Reply #2 on: Apr 25, 2016, 11:06 am »
Agreed with Lexie: while learning to accept that things aren't fair is a valuable, important part of life, there's a difference between letting frustration overcome you and channeling it toward a constructive purpose. If we all shrugged off bad things as "the way they are," no progress of any kind would be made. Recognizing that things aren't as they should be can lead to meaningful improvement.

It can also lead you to dissociate yourself from negative/parasitic environments. Sometimes the only thing you can do is step away from a situation.
"Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration." -- Thomas Edison (Harper's Magazine, 1932)

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