Many of the important systems in our economic and political life are like our immune system : they require stressors and challenges in order to learn, adapt, and grow. System that are antifragile become rigid, weak and inefficient when nothing challenges them or pushes them to respond vigorously.
Lukianoff, Greg and Jonathan Haidt. 2018. The Coddling of the American Mind. New York: Penguin Press.
I used to think that stress are bad for our health, I always take it cautiously when it comes to making decisions, in the end I overprotect myself. When I get hurt, I promise to never repeat it again. But little did I know, without pain you’ll never learn, without heartache you’ll never know how to let go, and without tears you never had the chance to be graceful. Its okay if you made mistakes, you’ll grow from it. We need to accept that we can’t control everything. When
shit life happen, you’ll find a way to come back.
I know we’re down, by a lot. And if I’m being honest with you, we’re probably not gonna win this one. In fact, we’re definitely not gonna win this one. But we’re not gonna quit, either. And if we do lose, you need to know that doesn’t make you losers. You learn as much about who you are and what you’re made of from failing as you do from success. Maybe more. So you can spend the next half feeling sorry for yourselves, or you can get out there and give them hell.