Defeats

I don’t normally reblog but Christian is someone I follow, a shared empathy about the struggles of being writers, who are never likely to be among the famous or even well paid just people who write because of something inside us. This post really summed up how I’ve been feeling recently, probably January blues coupled with a stinking cold but I felt his post worth passing on

Cristian Mihai

0707ashc9 455x600“Somewhere in the world there is a defeat for everyone.”John Steinbeck

To paraphrase another American writer, life breaks us all. Whether we want it to or not. And, yes, some are stronger at the broken places. Some are not.

We are defeated simply because there’s a lot more to learn from defeat than from victory. Grief, pain, and anger only serve as lessons.

It’s necessary. For us to evolve, for us to ask ourselves if it’s in our powers to change something.

About ourselves. About the world around us. Or the people in it.

You know the saying that the only true constant in life is change? Well… oftentimes change is painful. We are still terrified by the unknown, by what it represents.

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