We tend to gravitate naturally toward a state of equilibrium and comfort, because it feels good. –And most of us like feeling good. But without a certain amount of stress, even our bones don’t grow. While we seem to understand facts like this about our bones, it’s much more difficult to accept the premise that we also need to be challenged and stretched both emotionally and spiritually in order to grow.

In a recent article published in the Wall Street Journal, Nassim Nicholas Taleb mak...


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