Take your situation and pretend it is not happening to you. Pretend it is not important, that it doesn’t matter. How much easier would it be for you to know what to do? How much more quickly and dispassionately could you size up the scenario and its options?
– Ryan Holiday, ‘The Obstacle is the Way’
We all have great suggestions for other people’s problems.
Maybe it’s better to think about our own problems as if they were happening to someone else too.