The quirk that makes life and death unbearable

Every personality quirk has its uses.

Being flaky makes sense in an environment where planning is impossible.

Being boring is an advantage where folks have no tolerance for errors or deviation.

If you’re crazy enough, maybe they’ll found a religion in your name, who knows.

Conversely, no personality quirk is useful everywhere.

Your drive and ambition might help at work, but maybe not while at home with the family, or trying to relax.

There’s a personality trait which many folks have. I don’t (generally) and I like to think I’m happier for it. But I’m glad other people have this, so I don’t need to worry about it.

Here’s the wrinkle, though:

If you can step in and out of this way of thinking at will – and a few people can – that’s generally okay.

But if this is your main way of thinking about the world…

… everything becomes much harder.

And I do mean everything.

Including, and especially, all the neuroses that flow downhill from an unchecked fear of death.

Something to think about as you consider…

… how much of a control freak you are.

Like I say, there are times when that’s a useful thing to be. When it comes to philosophy, though, it isn’t. Thinking about the big picture and being a control freak is a recipe for madness.

I have the recipe for the antidote though.

One that’ll allow you to use the strengths of your quirks, while letting you let go when you need to.

As with all Phronesis Accelerator learnings, it’s only available for a short while, so be sure to sign up over the next day or two:

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