Every year we take a hit or two or three, some are unfortunately ongoing for years I guarantee -- some of them are quite painful we can't even speak to others of it from the shame and horror of what transpired and how poorly we handled a crisis that seemed to etch a scar upon our very soul, some are shouldered and divided with our kin as the grief is shared and openly known. At the end of the day what makes a situation seem so unbearable I have come to conclude is how much of ourselves is invested in a particular situation. The question is how badly we'd view a specific calamity if we wake up with amnesia?..
Would we approach things more pragmatically or would we quickly realize the gravity of what has transpired and what it means to our future and our existence?
Of course this exercise wouldn't apply to a case of death for obvious reasons..
But if we wake up one day realizing we'd lost all our finances, or are sick with terminal disease, or been fired from an already crappy job, or alone in bed or are about to be made homeless or war ravaged and under siege would we see that as a blessing and an opportunity for action or a disaster? How would we think to take the next step or would we become crippled by the weightiness of finding ourselves in a situation to which we quickly have to acclimate in lieu of the slow adaptation process of having had the bad news for a while going on.. in other words if we exchange life's great calamities would we be able to handle it better than handle our own, would we with our own character be able to handle our own problems better if we had some sort of dissociative fugue?
I am curious to your input..