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You don't have to accept things the way they are

by Lydia C. Lee (follow)
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Many times in life we will have situations forced upon us, and feel helpless in combating them. We feel too small and insignificant, powerless against the status quo. At some of those times, it will be worthwhile looking around at those who decided to make a stand, and as Ghandi said to "be the change you want to see in the world".

In a truly inspiring interview on Freakonomics radio, Nancy Wexler was discussing Huntington's disease. On her mothers struggle to cope with the onset of the disease, she says "I think the only thing that really saved our entire family is that my father, being totally brilliant and optimistic, said, “Well, you know, let’s just find a cure.” So in 1967, our family started the Hereditary Disease Foundation. Curing Huntington’s has turned out to be vastly more difficult than we thought. But I’ve been working on it ever since 1967." podcast transcript here).



Wikimedia Commons (Dr. Nancy Wexler at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center's Cabaret 2009 Benefit October 21, 2009. Photo Credit: Cutty McGill)
Dr. Nancy Wexler at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center's Cabaret 2009 Benefit October 21, 2009. Photo Credit: Cutty McGill


This is an outstanding yet rare attitude. Instead of collapsing in defeat, he took the problem in his stride, and set about dealing with it - not matter how impossible.

The world we live in has been changed and shaped by many people who wouldn't take no for an answer and didn't realise they were doing the impossible.

These are the people we need to take inspiration from. We may try and fail but we may in the process succeed with all the other benefits a positive attitude and action bring.

Just remember, the smallest axe can fell the tallest tree if it is sharp enough.

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Great article. We should not accept circumstances or situations. We need to take a deep breath and look for solutions.
Very well said that we don't need to accept everything and should know say NO where it is needed.
Wonderfully inspiring story and I totally agree... we are NEVER victims of circumstance unless we agree to be. We always have the power to change.

Thanks Lydia.
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