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Sometimes Life Hands You A Big Steaming Pile Of Shit

You didn’t ask for this shit, but nonetheless, there it is. What do you do?

Do you turn your head and pretend it’s not there, thinking “WTF, this shit isn’t mine, I didn’t ask for it. Maybe if I ignore it it’ll go away.”

Maybe you decide to pay someone else to clean up the shit?

Or do you just roll up your sleeves and get to fucking work, perhaps dispassionately cursing this vile shit in the process?

Well, option one is for losers. Grow some balls and learn to deal with life’s unpleasantries.

Option two is kind of a pussy way out, but can be necessary if the shit is really piling up. Sometimes life gives you more shit than you can handle.

Option three is really the correct answer. Life sometimes sucks really really bad. When it does, in order to grow, you will have to deal with all kinds of unpleasantness and sometimes downright vile tasks. But here’s the thing: You can do it. You may think you can’t, but that simply isn’t true. I would argue that you have no other effective option but to deal with it directly. When I was diagnosed with cancer, I quickly realized that I had no choice in the matter. That particular pile of shit wasn’t going anywhere…

The good news is, once you deal with whatever particular brand of shit you’ve been handed, you will have grown as a human being. That’s one more thing you now know you can handle. You will ultimately feel stronger and have a greater sense of self-efficacy for having dealt with it.

It’s not that bad.