1) After reading this statement, the first thing that came to my mind was the serenity prayer, which is, “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” For me, this statement goes deep. It’s basically stating that having the awareness of something is the most important thing. Once you have the awareness you have the ability to change what you are facing, if that’s possible, but not everything that you are going through can be changed. This reminds me of someone in my sponsor family who has breast cancer. She spent years scared to go to the doctor’s because she was afraid what she would find out. Finally she got the courage to go and found out she had breast cancer and luckily they caught it in time before it had spread but unfortunately she had to have her entire right breast removed. I think this goes very well with the statement because if she wouldn’t have faced the problem when she did she would have died, and because she finally decided to face it she was able to change the outcome of it.
2) The quote that “not everything can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced” has a deep meaning, as Benatar (2017) explained.
Some of the challenges that exist every day might be hard to face and handle correctly. However, for a task to be changed or manipulated, an attempt has to be made. A good example is when an organization has a new way of advertising a commodity in a company. If the organization was initially using pamphlets, and a new way has been introduced of using social media, implementing the change might be very hard for some workers. However, they must face the fears they have to confirm that the change cannot be implemented. Eventually, most of these changes are successfully accepted by the employees. The quote is meaningful in this context because if the employees decided to be part of the change providers, they needed to ensure that they had tried their part.