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How to do the slow, hard, good work of staying put.

  • The author emphasizes a philosophy of "repair and remain," advocating for working with what one has rather than seeking constant change or starting anew.
  • Through personal anecdotes and reflections, the author illustrates the challenges of staying put in various aspects of life, including careers, relationships, and personal growth.
  • The narrative highlights the societal pressure to pursue constant novelty and the misconception that new experiences or possessions will bring lasting satisfaction, contrasting it with the value of investing in the maintenance and improvement of existing circumstances.

Discussion (2)

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Staying cultivates resilience, fostering personal growth and deep connections. Running away from challenges only hinders meaningful progress.

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Criss F

Finding where things are the hardest/most challenging is where most people should lean in. It's an indication of where you can do the most improvement in your life. Some 'gurus' online swear by this. I am no guru, but I think it's solid advice.