He who has a why

He who has a why _Friedrich Nietzsche
“He who has a why to live can bear almost any how”. _Friedrich Nietzsche
“He who has a why to live can bear almost any how”. _Friedrich Nietzsche

The power of purpose, resilience, will power and optimism.

I will highly recommend a TED talk that blew me away one morning. I often wonder how people deal with grief, daunting circumstances, life’s unscripted manual. I failed miserably when dealing with grief, especially losing a young one so close to the heart some years back. I remember feeling like the ground should open its mouth and gulp down my entire being, living no hair strand behind. Sad that there isn’t a manual for grief. This is a topic for another day.

The talk was about Mark Pollock who was the first blind person to race the South Pole and human rights lawyer Simone George. Together they “explore the tension between acceptance and hope in times of grief. The compelling and unforgettable talk is mind-blowing. I heard the quote above from the talk.

It is worth watching this gripping talk  ‘A love letter to realism in a time of grief’ as they share the ordeals of life’s toughest challenge about grief and “groundbreaking work they’re undertaking to cure paralysis”.

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By Philip Abang



6 thoughts on “He who has a why

    1. Thanks for your question. I must confess I still grieve every now and again whenever the episode is replayed in my thoughts. The pain is simply beyond description and can hardly be quantified. I will say loved ones (family) and people really close (friends) help ease the pain. Family plays a crucial role. If you come from a close and loving family, you can overcome so many impediments in your way.

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      1. Philip, I understand when you say you still grieve. I think there is no point at which we don’t grieve any more. From my experience, my Nana, died 22.5 years ago and I still feel emotional when she comes to mind. You are right, connectedness is the key – one of the “4 Crucial C’s”. Thank you for your response. Le grà, Marie

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      2. Thank you so much for sharing Marie. There is no manual for grief, we grief because we love. The pain is incomparable, I believe pain in the mind is eternal hence why we still feel emotional whenever we reminisce. Have a great day and best of wishes.

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