On one hand, telling people to just “suck it up” and to simply endure unrelenting injustice while doing absolutely nothing to ameliorate conditions merely telegraphs your privilege.
The Profound Emptiness of ‘Resilience’ • 2015 Dec 1 • Parul Sehgal • New York Times
On the other hand, you still have to survive this life, and sometimes you will be forced to encounter and suffer through grave injustice.
Having purpose—even if it’s utterly delusional—will help get you through dark times. Sometimes the system will kill you anyway, but how you endure the end is still important.
There’s More to Life Than Being Happy • 2013 Jan 9 • Emily Esfahani Smith • The Atlantic
I do feel vindicated by scientific studies that support the Art of Not Wanting with is kind of a critical tenet of Buddhism.