From childhood, we are instilled with a certain set of beliefs, practices, and traditions that make up most of our lifestyle. As we grow older, our lifestyle develops based on influences like our profession, location, and the people we meet.
Generally, our lifestyle evolves depending on the changes that happen in our lives and we learn to adjust accordingly. That used to be the way I lived too until I realized that I did not have to.
I developed an intolerance to life.
What does that even mean, you ask? It is an intolerance for a lifestyle that is less than what you deserve.
Society has led us to developing a tolerance for a sub-quality of life – for “that’s just the way it has to be”, “I guess you’re going to have to suffer”, and “there’s nothing else we can do about it”.
A tolerance for medical professionals and establishments telling us, “You know what, I’m sorry that’s just the way it has to be”, because we have normalized kids being sick. We have normalized neurological conditions that cause our children to function differently than they’re supposed to – to not poop for 10 days, to not make eye contact, to have sensory issues, to not be potty-trained, or to have behavior issues. We have normalized it to the point that we are now tolerating it.
We become conditioned to believe that this is what life is, but it isn’t. We can control the quality of our lifestyle if we develop an intolerance for anything less than what we really deserve.
So, how do you start developing an intolerance to life?
Having an intolerance to a certain quality of life is probably something you do not hear often and that is perfectly normal. Just like most people, you probably have been living your life believing that the lifestyle you have now is already what it is supposed to be and that there is nothing else you can do about it, but to learn to live with it.
You need to take time to look outside the box and figure out what you are tolerating. You have to explore your current lifestyle and revisit all the important areas that affect your quality of living. You will find out that you are tolerating so much that goes against what you believe in, what makes you feel good about yourself and the people you love, and what gives you joy, and that’s where you begin.
As soon as you identify the beliefs and practices that go against your ideal lifestyle, you need to consciously stop tolerating it. Learn to say “No, this is not the answer”, to demand more, to do more.
An intolerance to life is not something you acquire overnight.
It takes time and effort to start believing that there is so much more than what you have in front of you, but you must be willing to do it so you can live a higher quality of life.
It is all a matter of knowing what you deserve, what makes you happy, and what gives you comfort, and never settling for anything less than that. This principle applies not just to one aspect of your life, but to all of it – your physical and mental wellbeing, your profession, your relationships.
We can love people and be joyful and happy, but that does not mean we have to tolerate people that are detrimental to our health, our planet, and our peace of mind.
Stop tolerating what society has normalized and start developing an intolerance.
Step up and acquire this intolerance not just for yourself, but for your children too. Stop accepting “that’s normal” or “that’s just how it always is”, especially when your gut and your values are telling you that it isn’t.
Trust yourself and believe that you know what is best for you and your family. Wake up each day telling yourself that you are no longer tolerating anything less than you deserve, looking at the brighter side of things, and encouraging everyone around you to stop tolerating low quality in your life and begin building the best life you can live.
The doctors at PDC are not willing to tolerate “that’s just the way it has to be”. They dig for answers, hope, healing, and results.
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