Wise & Shine

Hello everyone,

We are here to do some Sunday reading again. Welcome you all!

I want to discuss something I often struggle with today: acceptance.

I come from a family of government workers. In Turkey, a government worker can be a teacher at a public school, a doctor at a public hospital etc. When you work at a government institution, you are guaranteed for life. The state will not fire you and will protect you in your retirement too.

That also means a very predictable life. Often, such families become more inclined to predict everything in life and when something unpredictable happens, they overreact. Coming from such a family, I grew up with that mentality too.

But then, I chose an unpredictable life path. I change interests and careers every now and then. I changed the country I live in etc. And yet, I sometimes still struggle with accepting changes…

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