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I once told my daughter that "everything bad that has happened to you in your life is your fault". She ran away crying.

I meant this in the context of things not being inherently good or bad, its all your perspective, which is under your control.

I was trying to distill everything I have learned from meditation, Buddhism, stoicism... but I'm not great at communicating, and even if I was she isn't ready for some of the concepts.




I once told my daughter that "everything bad that has happened to you in your life is your fault". She ran away crying.

On one hand, that's a general truism. On the other hand, if she's young enough, it's not that much her fault yet, and the injustice of it might be a little much so soon. On the gripping hand, it's good she ran away crying. It indicates she really understands the magnitude of the situation.

I was trying to distill everything I have learned from meditation, Buddhism, stoicism... but I'm not great at communicating, and even if I was she isn't ready for some of the concepts.

This was one of those times when you should show, not tell.




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