Shots of Wit

A regular posting of witticisms, aphorisms, and general musings by Clifford Cohen.

The curse and the blessing…

Often, the thing we fear the most is the one thing that can save us.

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Sometimes help comes from the most unlikely of quarters. The silver lining of adversity may not always be apparent at first, but with time it becomes clear. Sometimes tragedies are simply tragedies, and very little—if nothing—can be done to find compensatory good in them. However, have you ever feared something terribly, only to find that when you engaged with the object of that fear and accepted the dreaded outcome, something wholly unexpected and wonderful happened: you discovered that instead of the result being the curse you thought it might be, it turned out to be your salvation? I am not suggesting that we should automatically embrace that which frightens us—only that we should consider the possibility that it is not necessarily always our enemy.

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