Embrace the Suck

Lucas A. Davidson
4 min readApr 17, 2024

Daily Meditation 780–4/17/2024

Fit people suffer for a higher self. Many of us act as if these gurus never eat pizza again…they do. They do so knowing that they can suffer a bit AND enjoy. Hedonism and stoicism need neither be totalitarian lifestyles.

Our nature tells us to run from — sprint from! — any form of pain.

In ancient history, this served our ancestors very well.

It meant when you touched your foot to the scorching hot rock at the edge of the campfire, it’d smart, but you’d know from then on to be damned careful around it.

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Lucas A. Davidson

Daily philosophical meditations on Eudaimonia. These are distillations from the forthcoming book on the topic. Comments or jobs: lucas@multistatewide.com