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How Not to be Pakistani

It is an inevitable part of the human experience to be emotionally affected by what happens around us. And those emotional responses will trigger thoughts that we’ll then use to try and define our reality.

Which is why it is so important to choose your responses.

Victor Frankl, author of the brilliant book ‘Man’s Search for Meaning’ and survivor of 4 Holocaust camps, has the following to say:

“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”

If you had suppressed your yeh-to-Yahoodi-hay alarm bells for long enough to understand the message, you have understood the crux of what it means to be human: we are not what happens to us, we are our response to what happens to us.

And our responses vary; man is capable of exhibiting a spectrum of…

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