Life in the Time of Choleric

Viktor Frankl came up with what is probably the best pop psychology line ever: "Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom." The line reminds me of an old joke. A man goes to hell and is offered a peek behind 3 doors to choose his personal eternal punishment. In Room 1, he sees people standing on their heads on a hard concrete floor. In Room 2, he sees people people standing on their heads on a softer wooden floor. In Room 3, he sees people standing knee-deep in shit drinking foul-smelling coffee. "Well, this looks like the least terrible," he thinks, and joins them. A few minutes later a voice rings out over the PA: "Okay, coffee break is over. Back to standing on your heads."

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