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Featured Have you accepted your life as it is, or are you fighting it?

Discussion in 'Interfaith Discussion' started by Conscious thoughts, Jun 14, 2021.

  1. Conscious thoughts

    Conscious thoughts Veteran Member

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    Today i realized that the only true path i can take, is to accept life as it is. With its good and bad (less god) parts.
    No need to fight it ( for me)

    How about you?
    Are you accepting life as it is? Or are you fighting it to make it better?
     
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  2. Koldo

    Koldo Incredible Member

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    What does it mean to accept something as it is?
    Is it the opposite of fighting to make it better?
     
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  3. SalixIncendium

    SalixIncendium अहं ब्रह्मास्मि
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    I have the serenity to accept what I cannot change, the courage to change what I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. ;)
     
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  4. Vinayaka

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    I'm fight'n mad, all the time. Life comes at me, and I spit in his face, kick his shins, and beat him upside the head with a crowbar.
     
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  5. Jeremiah Ames

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    i am constantly making change

    so I guess that means I don’t accept life as it is
     
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  6. Unveiled Artist

    Unveiled Artist Seriously?

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    I would say challenging yourself and be productive makes your life better and let things come that we cannot control. The word fighting wouldn't be appropriate, in my opinion. We can challenge, question, and change ourselves-maybe the best way I can put it is, instead, don't take things for granted.
     
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  7. Kooky

    Kooky Freedom from Sanity

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    I'm a nihilist, therefore I can't accept a reason not to fight for a better world.
     
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    Fighting to make it better. If I die now, I'm not ready, my life is too shameful to die like this.
     
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  9. Viker

    Viker Filia Diaboli, in a shroud of metaphor and mystery

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    I have the same issue with death. I wanna break every bone under his hooded cloak.
     
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  10. 9-10ths_Penguin

    9-10ths_Penguin 1/10 Subway Stalinist
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    I think that if I weren't trying to make the world a better place, I would be abdicating my duty as a human being.
     
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  11. Evangelicalhumanist

    Evangelicalhumanist "Truth" isn't a thing...
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    And the temerity to plagiarize what you need.
     
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  12. JustGeorge

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    I'm trying to accept life as it is, and change myself around it.

    There are some things I have the capacity to change, but there's even more I don't. My life is not really my own. I'm not sure I would want it to be, if it could be.

    Some days I do better with the acceptance, others not so much.

    I'm a work in progress.
     
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  13. SalixIncendium

    SalixIncendium अहं ब्रह्मास्मि
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    Have you said something nice to someone today?
     
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  14. Twilight Hue

    Twilight Hue Twilight, not bright nor dark, good nor bad.

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    I don't accept it but I do recognize it and adapt as best I can. That is, there are things I can still do rather than sit like a human punching bag to make life better, yet not complain either when things go south.
     
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  15. Marcion

    Marcion gopa of humanity's controversial Taraka Brahma

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    My avatar is the answer.
    Life is a constant struggle between the positive (towards spirituality) and the negative (towards animality).
     
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  16. osgart

    osgart Nothing my eye, Something for sure

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    30% at peace 50% making changes 20% that I have no idea what to do with.
     
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    SalixIncendium अहं ब्रह्मास्मि
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    Cool. I didn't think of doing percentages.

    I'm 50% at peace and 60% making changes.

    I give 110%. (I had the temerity to "plagiarize" that one, too, @Evangelicalhumanist. :p)
     
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  18. Evangelicalhumanist

    Evangelicalhumanist "Truth" isn't a thing...
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    What else is there to do? You can rail and weep and carry on, but life happens anyway. You can always try to make it go smoother (get the vaccine, for example, or save money for hard times), but in the end, que sera, sera!

    And *****ing about it won't make it any better.
     
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  19. SigurdReginson

    SigurdReginson Grēne Mann
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    I've spent much of my days sitting idly while life passed me by. I've since chosen a different route and now fight for what I can in life. If I don't fight for me, no one else will, and if I'm not moving forward, then I'm moving backwards. I've found happiness in this philosophy, and I'm in a better position to help those around me as well. :)
     
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  20. Trailblazer

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    Do you really want to know? I just told my friend Duane (Truthseeker9) in a private Conversation we have going but I won't repeat all of that here because I am not proud of it.

    No, I do not accept my life as it is right now and I have no hope that it will ever change. I have no free will to change my life, it is what it is because of so many circumstances that are beyond my control. I can't just "make it better" because I want to.

    I am sick of everything I am expected to do to be a "good Baha'i" and there is nothing I want more than be an atheist so I can have a life for myself. I am sure that sounds selfish but that is where I am at right now.

    Do you really think that most believers are believers but they would rather be atheists? Think again. I don't know what they are getting for themselves for being a believer, that completely eludes me because I get nothing, but they are getting something. They are not only getting something in this life but they believe they will have a reward in the afterlife. I believe there will be a reward too, but I do not want a reward.
     
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