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Amor Fati

Choosing to love your fate, no matter what.

Amor Fati reads like Carpe Diem. Instantly I can see it as a forearm tattoo in a handwritten font. Or printed on a feature wall in a tacky house. Live, love laugh. Where Carpe Diem is telling you to seize the day, Amor Fati is telling you that whatever happens, happens for a reason and you shouldn’t simply accept this fate but love it. This is the key difference.

This doesn’t mean that there won’t be bad days or events but you must embrace it and don’t wish for it to be different. This is the difference between those who are miserable and those who are truly happy. You have the choice to dwell on the bad experiences and think “Why me? I wish things were different” or accept them for what they are.

If it happened, then it was meant to happen, and I am glad that it did when it did. I am meant to make the best of it.

Do not seek for things to happen the way you want them to; rather, wish that what happens happen the way it happens: then you will be happy – Epictetus

Make the most of every moment. Treating every moment no matter how challenging as something to be embraced. The idea of “this is what I’ve got to put up with, I may as well be happy with it.”

Amor fati — a love of what happens. Because that’s your only option.