Can being rejected make you happier?

Can being rejected make you happier?


We all learn lessons in life. Some stick, some don’t. I have always learned more from rejection and failure than from acceptance and success. ~ Henry Rollins

I listened today to an utterly fascinating story on the radio show Invisibilia. It was about how a man overcame his fear of rejection, by practicing being rejected, something he calls rejection therapy. The real beauty was that as he went out each day with the goal of being rejected, getting rejected became a positive thing. By completely flipping the script on his fear, his fear suddenly had less power over him. A really fascinating idea, what I really liked was how enthusiastically he thanked people for rejecting him. He asked for all sorts of things, for people to do his laundry, give him rides, for a bite of their food etc…
Give the story a listen on Invisibilia it’s linked at the bottom of the piece 5 things I learned about fear on NPR’s podcast Invisibilia and have a happy day my friends ~ Rev Kane

About Michael Kane

Michael Kane is a writer, photographer, educator, speaker, adventurer and a general sampler of life. His books on hiking and poetry are available in soft cover and Kindle on Amazon.
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