The fact that one’s ace-up-the-sleeve is to choose how to respond to things beyond our control shows that the author of the meme, perhaps, has no idea of how they CHOSE to see the meme before altering it. By creating the meme above, the author shows us how over-individuation and identity sickness is used to warp what would otherwise be solid guidance. The author CHOSE to take the nearly two-thousand year old Stoic wisdom and pervert it into “sanctimony”.
Life is FAR less complex than we make it, and frankly, it IS because of our attitudes and woe-is-me internal dialogues that differences are made between “good” days and “bad” days. So, I’m CHOOSING to not let this meme ruin my day. I’m CHOOSING to receive all things as blessings, and give to all in the spirit of grace.
I’m CHOOSING to use my wild card, my ace-in-the-hole, my trump card to rise above and not allow things beyond my control to turn me from a strong, flexible person into someone who is a passenger of life, and a servant to things beyond control.
I choose when to play my wild card, and HOW it gets played...
... and so must you.
(See y’all tomorrow)