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Chapter 9: Cheating Chaos
Life has a lot of random situations that sometimes turn into chaos; people become disabled or encounter other life tragedies. Many of us encounter some very difficult life situations throughout our lives. These situations can be very difficult to get through.
And yet, despite this tragedy, some people move forward. They achieve great things and have joy in life. Then, there is a second group that struggles a lot. What’s the difference?
There are three resources that help to cope with stress:
1. The availability of external support (especially some specialists)
2. Psychological resources such as education, intelligence, etc.
3. And strategies
The goal of these strategies is to take the misfortune and turn it into something positive.
Actions to take
Develop the autotelic self.