The problem today is people think of weakness as a bad thing but in this

The problem today is people think of weakness as a

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possible when we set up restrictions that result in self-sabotage. The problem today is people think of weakness as a bad thing, but in this passage, it just means being flexible. It’s important for people to consider that they might be stuck on some of their own ideas which are preventing them from moving forward in life. Over the past few years, I have seen this more than ever, especially concerning political ideas. Daodejing LXXVI,” says,
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Gates 4 “the weak are the comrades of life,” (p. 1354) or the flexible and those willing to adapt will find life. This applies to our culture now because America especially is at a standstill because no one is willing to differ from their own ideas and viewpoints. The inability to be weak has made it so political parties have a hard time agreeing to disagree. As hard as it is, everyone should evaluate themselves and make sure they haven’t put up blocks that would prevent them from growing. The worst thing we can do is harden ourselves because we’re fearful of being weak. When we accept that we are weak, we’re accepting that our life has the possibility to keep changing. As people, we have the possibility to keep changing and bettering ourselves. Change is scary, but that is what it means to live. The strong and stiff will fail because they are afraid to accept the changes that life brings. The weak come out on top because they use their own weakness, and find a way to turn it into a strength.
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