Volkswagen was an example Seth mentioned, when speaking about how we actually have a choice how to show up in the world. I can’t lay that on anybody but me.
Mind – Body – Spirit.
I get to chose how to be in the world.
Rather than laying it on the boss, the hubby, the parents, the mean teacher at school and so on. Those people might be acting like idiots, and I’m not condoning that at all, but my response is my response. Not. Dictated. By. Anyone. Else. It hinges on me owning it.
Listened to a bad guy in a TV-show, saying ”Only those with power get a choice, those who are powerless can’t do anything else but suffer through it”. And I thought. No. I don’t agree at all.
There’s a character who needs to read Victor Frankl’s book Man’s Search for Meaning. What Viktor realized during his time as a prisoner in a death camp during the second World War, was this:
“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”
How do you want to be in the world? Owning it? Or not?
Reflection #11 of 24 from the notes I took and the experience I had at the Seth Godin Q&A-session in London, November 2015. These reflections will constitute my Advent Calendar for 2015, and will be posted daily from December 1st to the 24th.