Leave Logic Out of This

If you’re stuck in an unwanted situation, you have three options:

Option #1: Try to escape it.

Option #2: Try to enjoy it.

Option # 3: Resent it and try nothing.

That is, try to find a way out, try to experience some peace and joy in spite of it, or be bitter about the situation without making any efforts to do things that are productive and pleasurable.

If your choice is #1, then you don’t have the luxury of sitting around complaining.

If your choice is #2, then you don’t have the luxury of sitting around complaining.

If your choice is #3, then you don’t have a logical basis for criticizing those who do #1 and #2.

Don’t be fooled by the cynics who are good at making themselves sound very intelligent for their refusal to fight for freedom and happiness. They may seem like they have the moral high ground when they sit around and endlessly complain, but the only reason they have so much time to complain is precisely because they have given up on using their time carefully and constructively.

While it’s perfectly within their rights to give up, there’s nothing logical about looking down on people who have chosen to exercise their right to make the most out tough situations.

If your life isn’t where you want it to be, keep fighting for your possibilities until you find a way out or until you find a way to genuinely enjoy life in spite of it. And if that doesn’t appeal to you, please don’t ruin the reputation of logic by associating it with your criticisms of those who do.

If you’re going to be lazy, be lazy. If you’re going to be apathetic, be apathetic. But when you feel inclined to disparage those who remain dedicated to making the best of their circumstances, just don’t fool yourself into thinking it’s a reasonable thing to do.