The Benefits of Friction


“Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.” — Marcus Aurelius

What if everything we experience is for our own benefit in the end? No, that’s too naive. 

What if everything we experience can be for our benefit?

Failure sucks, but it doesn’t have to ferment into regret. Failure can be a connection point, a story to tell for those you are trying to reach.

Pain, well, hurts. But it doesn’t have to consume our entire lives. It can, if you let it. But it doesn’t have to. Again, pain can connect you to others on similar life paths as you, and become your motivational fuel on the fire to reduce or even heal your pain (and the pain of others).

Fear suppress us or motivates us to change and stand for something.

Is everything to our benefit? No, but there is a silver lining from even the darkest experience. 

A sunrise: hope for a better day.

A sunset: hope for a better tomorrow.

I’ll admit, It’s a little cheese to say but —

In life, there is friction. And with friction comes fire. What you do with your fire is up to you. Will you let it burn you? Or will you shine it on something meaningful and worthwhile?

STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing,

— Josh W.

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