Accepting Life's Challenges
Do you accept life's challenges for what they are: opportunities to grow and learn? Or do you perform them with a sense of sacrifice and the associated heroism? Life's daily task are just that: things we need to perform no matter how mundane, banal, or unglamorous. Trying to always dress up the mundane in heroic clothing only leads to neurosis:
"Not that heroic demands are never put to us: on the contrary - and this is just what is so irritating and irksome - the banal everyday makes banal demands upon our patience, our devotion, perseverance, self-sacrifice; and for us to fulfill these demands (as we must) humbly and without courting applause through heroic gestures, a heroism that is needed that cannot be seen from the outside. it does not glitter, is not belauded, and it always seeks concealment in everyday attire. These are the demands, which, if not fulfilled, are the cause of neurosis".