Stoicism to a five year old?

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I’d tell them: “Look, you don’t control what happens to you in life, you only control how you respond.”

I get it. We’ve all been there. I just also want you to know you’re really powerful. You’re as powerful at that king was and as powerful as soldiers and heroes and big strong adults are. Why? Because you get to choose how you respond to everything. You get to choose whether you’re mean or nice back to someone whose mean to you. You get to choose what you do when its raining—and how much fun you have whatever the weather happens to be.

If you can learn that now and embrace it, you’ll have the best life ever and no one will ever be able to boss you around. Because you’ll be the boss. The boss of your thoughts, feelings and decisions.

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