Seth Godin: Kicking and Screaming

I read the blog post by Seth Godin titled Kicking and screaming (vs. singing and dancing). He talked about how unfair life can be, and how most of us handle unfair life situations by kicking and screaming. One example he gave of an unfair circumstance was being diagnosed with a disease. We can not control what disease we are diagnosed with, but do we have to kick and scream about it? Seth Godin stated in his blog, ” What if we saw the derailment of one path as the opportunity to grow or to invent or to find another path?” Its hard to wrap your head around the idea of singing and dancing instead of kicking and screaming when you are faced with an unfair circumstance. But the question is, is it really unfair? Everyone is faced with hardships and cruelty in this world, but you can grow as a person depending how you handle the unfair experience you are given. While reading this post the main thing that came to my mind was my grandma that just had open heart surgery yesterday. I just kept thinking how unfair this is to her, how I wish she didn’t have to go through such a thing. I am thinking about how someone can dance and sing about a serious surgery, or even about death? How can we dance and sing about hardships and all the cruelty? This post made me realize that life is too short to be kicking and screaming, and that we need to dance and sing when we can! Embrace what you have even when that something is not always ideal. My grandma is fighting life, and that is something to be proud about. Heart surgery is a working miracle, and it’s something we need to sing and dance about. Seth Godin also said in his blog, “This is incredibly difficult work, but it seems far better than the alternative.” Trying to turn something so negative into something positive is a very difficult task, but now I am going to try to sing and dance as much as I can.


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