Living a compromise free life is next to impossible.
To find happiness, you need to align your compromises with ‘your‘ choices in your life, and as far as possible, avoid getting shackled to compromises resulting from actions, decisions and promises to and of ‘non-significant’ others.
And to multiply your happiness with righteous justification, rename your compromises to something more heroic… perhaps call them sacrifices!
Usually people with the strongest beliefs are the ones with the weakest understandings.
The poor have compulsions and rich have delusions. poor are cr
“Don’t forget, it’s wrong to eat your children.”
What does he mean by this?
It means that parents can metaphorically devour their children by over-protecting them (usually mothers) or forcing them into an overly orderly existence (usually fathers). Either of those strategies cuts the child off from contact with the positive aspect of the unknown that allows creativity, growth, and individuality.
“It’s the oldest story of mankind.. Get yourself together, transcend your suffering, see if you can be some kind of hero, make the suffering in the world less… Well that’s the way forward, as far as I can tell, if there is anyway forward.”