quotes about struggle

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2016.july.20

Be your own fucking Superhero.

source for the below excerpt

CRY.

A super-moment from the big screen stories is the hero, weeping. There’s always that point, when all is lost, when the team is under siege, when the dark lord is laughing (you know, a basso profondo moo-hoo-hahahaaa with a Gregorian chant building in the background) …

I always hate this part–I’m sure you do, too. Yet, without it, how do you know the quality of the heroism? Mark Manson tapped this idea of pain when he wrote that the most critical question to determine your own life’s trajectory is to get honest with yourself about what you’re willing to cry about. 

He said,

If I ask you, “What do you want out of life?” and you say something like, “I want to be happy and have a great family and a job I like,” it’s so ubiquitous that it doesn’t even mean anything.

A more interesting question, a question that perhaps you’ve never considered before, is what pain do you want in your life? What are you willing to struggle for? Because that seems to be a greater determinant of how our lives turn out.