Day #759:“If an emotion can’t change the condition or the situation you’re dealing with, it is likely an unhelpful emotion….”

“If an emotion can’t change the condition or the situation you’re dealing with, it is likely an unhelpful emotion. Or, quite possibly, a destructive one. But it’s what I feel. Right, no one said anything about not feeling it. No one said you can’t ever cry. Forget “manliness.” If you need to take a moment, by all means, go ahead. Real strength lies in the control or, as Nassim Taleb put it, the domestication of one’s emotions, not in pretending they don’t exist.”

― Ryan Holiday, The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph

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