I think I’m quite stoical in the sense that I can endure physical and emotional pain more than most people I know. I don’t take painkiller and I am very patient with people.
Recently, I thought there’s downside to it. The cough that wouldn’t go away because I can bear it, and the frustration that I mentally manage because I can take it.
A quote I loved from Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations
“Pain is neither unendurable or everlasting, if you keep its limits in mind and do not add it through your own imagination’ – Epicurus
Recently, I thought life is too short to ENDURE. I don’t want to endure. I want to ENJOY.
Don’t endure if not necessary. But know that if things cannot improve, I have the strength of steel to stand it.