I like to do Food For Thought posts on the weekends here at Productive Flourishing. The particular idea I’ve been thinking about is particularly well-suited for a podcast, so here we go!
The Paradox of Fortunate Misfortune deals with the basic human phenomena in which misfortunate things happen that benefit us later on. No one wants to go through misfortune, yet misfortune and adversity build human character. Learning to ask the “what” question rather than the “why” question empowers us to turn that misfortune into fortune.
The background of the idea came from listening to the song below. It’s not required listening, but it may be helpful, and plus it helps me spread the word about an under-discovered artist. Take a listen if you’d like to hear the emotion that got me thinking:
Links and References
- Amos Lee – “Careless”
- Productive Flourishing – Failure is an Opportunity
- A Daring Adventure – Two Little Words To Change Your Life