“We have the power to hold no opinion about a thing and to not let it upset our state of mind – for things have no natural power to shape our judgements.”
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations.
You choose what you make something mean to you. Evaluating something as largely positive or largely negative is down to you.
Being able to find a neutral position – without opinion – can take time to master. In that practice lies the ability to see someone else’s different opinion – graciously and honestly – without feeling coerced into submission or rising up to conflict.
Your choice. What do you see? Fine art or unfinished concrete? Neither or both?
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