It’s easy to get caught up in the stream of life, to the point where it feels difficult to take action at times. Fighting upstream can feel less like taking positive action and more like just temporarily getting stuck before the flow continues. This can lead to a sense of apathy, where you rarely or never take action, even when you should do it by all accounts. How do you recognise the difference, though?
That’s a difficult question to answer and one that you’re going to have to get better at judging for yourself. Independence is a difficult part of this, as taking action can feel easier when it’s in a group, but part of this process might be about developing your confidence.
If you were the victim of something where the fault lies at someone’s feet. It can be easy to simply wave it away as accidents happen. Of course, some people will have the opposite approach, where everything is someone’s fault. That difficult, murky gradient is what makes understanding the distinction so difficult—obviously, the attorneys that you work with might be able to help, but they’re still trying to achieve a specific end, meaning that the ball is back in your court.
Perhaps you were the victim of an injury, an attack, or medical malpractice. If you find yourself in a situation where a process such as a birth didn’t go as planned, you might feel that suing for botched C-section is an action that you need to take, but that means deciding whether what happened was simply an accident, or whether someone should have done better.
It can also often be the case that your social group falls into a certain static dynamic over time. Everyone has their own lives, their relationships, and their ambitions, and your interactions with one another might then be a comfort that you don’t want to change. However, this can get called into question when you find yourself in conflict with these people.
Being in disagreement with your friends is never pleasant, and it might be that your first instinct is to patch things up and return to the status quo. This might not be a bad call, but it’s important to understand if you’re wanting to do this for the right reason, or whether different action should be taken for a better outcome.
On a wider scale, this is also true. It’s easy to stay in a job that pays the bills just because of that. If it allows you to live a life that you’re comfortable with, what does it matter that certain things could be better? Certain things could also be worse too. Once again, this is a choice that there’s no shame in making; you have to do whatever you’re happiest with. However, if you feel as though you’re avoiding making a change to your lifestyle out of fear of losing that norm, it might be that you’re risking more by not making any changes, and that a shift could bring you excitement and positive results.
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