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How to Swim through a Sea of Social Troubles without Drowning
To be, or not to be: that is the question:
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,
And by opposing end them? To die: to sleep;
No more; and by a sleep to say we end
The heart-ache and the thousand natural shocks
That flesh is heir to, 'tis a consummation
Devoutly to be wish'd. To die, to sleep;
To sleep: perchance to dream – ay, there's the rub:
(From William Shakespeare’s Hamlet)
If you've read enough, stop reading. If you've said your peace, stop talking.
Let go of the idea that you're as important to other people as you are to yourself.
If the shoe fits, wear it. Or don't.
Never attribute to malice what ignorance will explain.
Take the good and useful; leave the rest.
Consider the source.
It'll be okay. In a few months, things will be calmer and you'll laugh at why you're so attached to things now.
People will love and help you if you give them a chance.
The way you perceive the world may be completely different than the way the world is.
Looking inward can be hard. Be careful that you don't use other people's eyes when you do.
Your actions matter. What you do going forward is more important than what you've done in the past and you are not your past.
Loud inside, quiet outside; quiet inside, loud outside.
The world will always begin at your feet. Get to steppin'.