4.5 Dealing with Ambiguity

Posted by Mike Kaaks

10 October 2019

The Viktor Frankl quote was made after a period of his life that might have robbed him of his sense of self and the power that it holds. It is a compelling message, especially if we imagine it playing out where there is huge imbalance in the power of the two parties involved. It is no less compelling when you are assessing yourself. From time to time in my life I’ve sat back, but in the end you always have to make a choice.

Sometimes we feel like there isn’t a choice available to us. I’ve read many authors who point out that there is always choice, it’s just that sometimes none of them is likeable.

This is dealing with ambiguity at it’s toughest.

I don't even see it

I stumble at its fences

The one thing you can't take away from me is the way I choose to respond to what you do to me. The last of one's freedoms is to choose one's attitude in any given circumstance.

- Viktor E Franki

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