How to Break Free of Self-Imposed Limitations by Embodying Philosophy

Leap of faith + love of fate

Jonas Ressem
Curious

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Many of our limitations are self-imposed: we lie to ourselves, neglect the whole picture, and get tripped up by giving in to social pressure.

Because of this, we tend to make choices that leave us feeling stuck — stuck in a way of living that just doesn’t feel right: we choose a career path that’s safe, suppress our eccentricities, and fall into group-think way too often.

Still, it seems reasonable — like they’re the logical things to do. But it’s precisely what’s so dangerous about it: it makes it easier to tolerate that kind of living; to think it’s supposed to feel that way.

I know how it is. I used to put plenty of limitations on myself (and still do from time to time if I’m not paying attention). However, over the years I’ve also learned that we don’t have to tolerate it. Being self-imposed, we can choose to break free.

A particular thing that has helped me get unstuck, is embodying a combination of two philosophical concepts. One is inspired by Søren Kierkegaard, called Leap of Faith. The other is inspired by the Friedrich Nietzsche, called Amor Fati. Together, they bring the freedom to live better — to break free of the bars and enjoy the fulness of living.

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Jonas Ressem
Curious

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