Daily Stoic Entry #56: Will I Even Remember This Fight In A Few Months?
February 25th 2022
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Knowing myself I won't forget. It's so much easier to remember the bad things than the positive for me. Especially when the events are big and impactful. But I understand what the question of today is getting at. Namely, what you often get worked up about is rarely what you later think about. For example, think about those high-school assignments that at the time stressed you out till no end. Where are they now? Completely forgotten in the past.
As of this moment I have no additional thoughts in regards to this prompt. So instead I'll take a moment to mention the terrible conflict and war that's developing in Ukraine. Russia has invaded Ukraine, unjustly and unprovoked. I can't believe this happened. I look at history and see similar arguments and events such as what you saw in 1938 with germany and Czechoslovakia. I am worried. This situation has the potential to spin out of control fast. Therefore I hope that these worries do not come to pass and peace will be found quickly without the unnecessary loss of human life. Though I am doubtful, my fear is that this will drag on for a number of months if not longer. I'm truly saddened and frankly do not have adequate words or actions to do this situation justice.
Title prompts are taken from The Daily Stoic Journal by Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman.