Anne Di Allerd's Ordinary Day

A Roman stoic philosopher, Seneca also argued that although human beings cannot change the events, they can pursue happiness by affecting their thoughts, specifically by altering their attitude to those events. He assumed that we are rather like dogs, tied to the moving chariot. The leash is not long enough to let us go wherever we want, but it still gives us some freedom. This freedom is based on human beings’ ability to influence their perception. Pessimistic approach defends us from disappointment. Moreover, seeing our lives and days from a different perspective can make them more exciting and memorable. This might be accomplished by recognizing valuable and beautiful moments of an initially called ordinary day. One may wonder why I give so much value to days. Because I agree with Anne Di …show more content…
After being disappointed, I would keep distance from a person without clarifying the reasons. This behavior might be generated from a vulnerability problem I discussed above. Expressing disappointment means admitting the importance of a person in one’s life. Only after taking a closer look at my happiness, I noticed that shunning from a person causes more harm than openly expressing my emotions. The last time friend upset me, I felt the need to hide disappointment in the beginning, but followed this rule and promoted friendship and happiness at the same time.
The last commandment is about accepting human beings’ flawed nature and forgiving ourselves for making mistakes. There are things we can change, but some mistakes are impossible to fix. They should be accepted, remembered and forgiven. I forgave myself for saying something that hurt a person, not managing time to find a campus job, forgetting Chinese tutorial sessions. However, the essence of this rule is not leaving past behind, but being more prudent in the future. While dwelling on the past negatively affects my wellbeing, avoiding mistakes leads to greater

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