Focused Adversity Solving (aka Life)

You don't develop courage by being happy in your relationships every day. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.
— Epicurus (341-270 BC)
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To The Mountain Top

Focused Adversity Solving (aka Life)

You don't develop courage by being happy in your relationships every day. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.
— Epicurus (341-270 BC)

The titled responsion is all about achievement, overcoming and problem-solving.

The words of Epicurus ring true in our understanding of Focused Adversity Solving. For it is through the challenges and difficulties of life that we are able to develop our courage and resilience.

It is easy to be content when our relationships are harmonious and our circumstances favourable. But it is only through surviving difficult times and facing adversity that we are able to develop the virtues that lead to a fulfilling life.

In the face of adversity, we are forced to call upon our inner reserves of strength and determination. We must summon the courage to confront our fears and overcome the obstacles that stand in our way.

Through the process of Focused Adversity Solving, we learn to be patient, persistent, and disciplined. We learn to embrace the challenges of life with a sense of purpose and clarity of mind.

In this way, we develop not only our courage but also our wisdom and compassion. For it is through our struggles that we gain a deeper understanding of ourselves and the world around us.

So let us embrace the challenges of life, my friend, with the understanding that it is through these struggles that we are able to develop the virtues that lead to a life well-lived. Let us be grateful for the opportunities that adversity presents, and let us approach them with a sense of focused purpose and unwavering resolve.


To-day we live so cowed under the bombardment of this intellectual artillery that hardly anyone can attain to the inward detachment that is required for a clear view of the monstrous drama. The will-to-power operating under a pure democratic disguise has finished off its masterpiece so well that the object's sense of freedom is actually flattered by the most thorough-going enslavement that has ever existed.
— Oswald Spengler (1880-1936)

The titled responsion questions whether or not this is Nietzsche inspired.

From a Platonic perspective, the condition of modern society is characterized by a bombardment of intellectual and cultural influences that makes it difficult for individuals to achieve the necessary detachment for a clear view of the world.

The concept of the will-to-power, which denotes a desire for domination, is suggested to operate under the guise of democracy, resulting in an all-encompassing form of enslavement that is unparalleled in history.

Despite the extensive control exerted over individuals, there is a flattery of people's sense of freedom that is maintained through the illusion of choice that democracy provides.

The passage overall critiques the manipulation of individuals by powerful forces in modern society, highlighting the ways in which such control is disguised to perpetuate the illusion of freedom.

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Life's Path, Hitchhiker's Style

I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.
— Douglas Adams (1952-2001)

The titled responsion is an allusion to Douglas's famous guide.

An accurate and coordinated realization of your current place in time is reconciling your intention with necessity, both of which are subjective after the fact. The utility of this introductory responsion to the quote from Douglas Adams is limited, giving an imagined destination of a mountaintop somewhere between yesterday and tomorrow.

The realization of one's current place in time is essential to reconciling intention with necessity. In order to do this accurately and coherently, individuals must be aware of the subjective nature of both intention and necessity. While intention refers to one's purpose or desired outcome, necessity denotes the reality of what must be done in order to achieve that outcome.

As individuals move through time, their understanding of intention and necessity may change, particularly as they encounter new experiences or challenges. However, by maintaining a clear understanding of their current place in time, individuals can better align their intention with necessity, creating a more harmonious and fulfilling life.

The quote from Douglas Adams, which imagines a mountaintop somewhere between yesterday and tomorrow, highlights the idea that individuals must be aware of both their past experiences and future aspirations in order to fully understand their current place in time. However, the utility of this idea may be limited, as it is often difficult to accurately reconcile intention with necessity in the moment, particularly given the subjective nature of both concepts.

Nonetheless, by striving to maintain awareness of one's current place in time and the subjective nature of intention and necessity, individuals can work towards a more fulfilling and purposeful life, even in the face of uncertainty and complexity.

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