The measure of your truth is determined by how deeply you want to understand.

He hated dishonesty – or lack of courage – more than anything.
Elizabeth Strout, novelist, from Anything Is Possible

Creativity is essential to understanding, and courage is essential for creativity. Neither courage nor creativity is well understood, and neither is encouraged beyond a trivial level. As a result, few of us know or have been exposed to much of either.

This ignorance of knowing how to deal with uncertainty is a major cause of our stasis, intolerance, and fragility. Seen from another point of view, our meager skills in being creative or courageous contribute to our anxiety, frustration, lassitude, distress, and poor health. This may seem like an exaggeration, but I don’t think so.

The courageous person is not the one who advances through victory, it’s the person who benefits despite failure. It’s not easy to be courageous, but it can be done…

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