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Story: No one can hurt you without your consent

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On his first day in office, as President Abraham Lincoln entered to give his debut address, one man held up. He was a rich blue-blood. He said, “Mr. Lincoln, you ought not fail to remember that your dad used to make shoes for my family.” And the entire Senate giggled; they thought they had made a bonehead of Lincoln.

In any case, certain individuals are made of an entirely unexpected guts. Lincoln took a gander at the man straightforwardly in the eye and said, “Sir, I realize that my dad used to make shoes for your family, and there will be numerous others here, in light of the fact that he made shoes the way no other individual can.

He was a maker. His shoes were not simply shoes; he emptied his entire soul into them. I need to ask you, have you any protest? Since I realize how to make shoes myself. In the event that you have any grievance I can make you one more pair of shoes. In any case, apparently, no one has griped at any point ever about my dad’s shoes. He was a virtuoso, an extraordinary maker and I am pleased with my dad”.

The entire Senate was struck moronic. They couldn’t get what sort of man Abraham Lincoln was. He was pleased in light of the fact that his dad managed his work so well that not so much as a solitary protest had at any point been heard.

Keep in mind: “Nobody can hurt you without your assent. It isn’t what befalls us that harms us. It is our reaction that harms us”

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