The Payoff

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What a Gem

“Much of your pain is self-chosen. It is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self. Therefore trust the physician, and drink his remedy in silence and tranquility: For his hand, though heavy and hard, is guided by the tender hand of the Unseen, and the cup he brings forth, though it burns your lips, has been fashioned of the clay which the Potter has moistened with His own sacred tears.” — Kahlil Gibran (1951, p. 51) The Prophet

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How did we get to be such drudges — such slaves? Cultural stories steadily seep into our psyche like a leaky faucet that never gets fixed. Then, our conditioning ensconces them into our skulls. One story goes like this: “There is a payoff for playing the part of the pitiful and pathetic.” We are taunted and tormented by…

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