“Pain isnecessary, butsufferingis optional”. When you experience psychologicalsuffering, you develop resilience. But more importantly, pain puts everything into perspective. ‘
When we know our friends or family are suffering, let’s face it, I think we all want to take it away and make it stop. But, although it is a very strange concept to conider, especially in Western culture, I now view pain and suffering in a different light. I see it as agift. This may sound strange but let us explore this further.
Firstly, as a very intersting article informs us: ‘Suffering is inevitable’.Suffering is part of the human condition. And suffering can be a vehicle towards greater things:
‘Using your suffering for self-development is a productive self toward personal growth.
This is what psychologists call“post-traumatic growth.”
According to psychologists Richard Tedeschi and Lawrence Calhoun, who interviewed people…
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