The Best Gift I Ever Survived?

Amyr Rocha Lima

2 min read

Have you ever been faced with something that’s unexpected, unwanted or uncertain? If you have did you consider it a gift?

In this TED Talk, Stacey Kramer shares how her cancer diagnosis and treatment, while a terrifying and traumatic experience, turned out to be a priceless gift that shifted her perspective.

She recognised that perspective influences everything in life and that what we see has a lot to do with how we see it.

Similarly, Buddha and Shakespeare acknowledged the enormous impact of perspective on human psychology, noting that life is a creation of the mind, and that nothing is good or bad, but thinking makes it so.

In our lives, we do not see things in purely objective terms; our subjective nature, biases, and personality filter our perceptions. This applies to our relationship with money as well, where our personality plays a significant role.

Warren Buffett, the world's most prolific investor, noted the importance of the human mind, advising that one should be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful, echoing the sentiment of the contrarian thinker.

Understanding the role of perspective and personality in our lives can help us develop and grow, and lead to a more positive outlook on life's unexpected, unwanted, or uncertain events.

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