Published in


Why Praying for Strength Really Isn’t in Your Best Interest

Ah, the power of a wish

A man works out with weights
Photo by Damir Spanic on Unsplash

Kurt Vonnegut reminds us in Mother Night:

“We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.”

Never a truer word spoken.

When it comes to the virtue of strength, you need to be in a state of defending yourself or…



Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Ilana Lydia

Ilana Lydia


A theater person/writer/reader of curiosities. A believer in wonder.