Good news if you’re a good person! Bouncing back from a life challenge, will be a little easier for you! Read on…
As many of you know, Aristotle is my favorite philosopher – for many reasons.
In particular, I love his theories on happiness.
One of Aristotle’s beliefs:
A good person will always more resiliently recover from life’s challenges – far better than a badly behaving person.
Aristotle described a good person as:
“someone who possesses the virtues of strong character”
Basically, a good person has the conscience, discipline and self awareness to choose habits which they are proud of – and thereby act with kindness and compassion – even during times of stress and conflict.
Aristotle believed that the person who “possesses the virtues of strong character” is intrinsically emotionally and spiritually stronger.
Basically, a person who has strong character is literally “stronger” at recovering from tough times.
How about Oprah!
Here is a woman who was raped at a young age.
But Oprah intrinsically “possessed the virtues of strong character” and thereby she was more able to bounce back from her challenge.
Every day put in the effort of strong character to be a good person. You’ll not only feel happier on a daily basis – you’ll also become stronger spiritually – which is good “spirit insurance” to protect you should a challenge ever arise.
Basically, when you’re a good person acting with strong character on a regular basis, you build up powerful spiritual muscles and big soul cajones – which then helps you to better bounce back from whatever comes your way.
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