Comforting Thought: In adversity, we show our true colours

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“If you want to get an idea of a friend’s temperament, ethics, and personal elegance, you need to look at him under the tests of severe circumstances, not under the regular rosy glow of daily life.”
― Nassim Nicholas Taleb, The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable

Olivia Laing, The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone

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6 thoughts on “Comforting Thought: In adversity, we show our true colours

    1. His writing style is a bit abrasive and openly hostile, it’s clear he doesn’t like people that much in this book. Although aside from that, the ideas in his book are directly relating to what is going on now. It’s not comforting at all in that he explains that we simply have to get used to having no control of certain things. I mistakenly think I can learn or teach myself out of the way of harm, this is true to a point but not completely. I don’t know…overall very confronting to read this book, but still good!

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