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  1. #51
    Senior Member Kyrielle's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Synapse View Post
    What does it take to reignite or train the fighting spirit to be healthy?
    Time. Rest. But then I'm one of those kinds of people that doesn't like to give up, if only because giving up means giving up closure or giving up on the problem. I obstinately maintain that for every problem there is a solution, for every question there is an answer, even if there is no solution or no answer. I could never know that, though, without looking through the problem until my brain is about to pop or until I've exhausted all attempts to find an answer/solution. I'm the annoying person who, when all hope is lost, is still going (somewhere in my head anyway) "Well, there's got to be another way!"

    For me, it's not about heart or anything, it's about the tendency for me to leave no stone unturned.

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    I've heard mention on more than one occasion that what doesn't break you makes you stronger. That to persevere in the face of adversity will strengthen your fighting spirit surely than not?
    It depends. (Oh, my favourite phrase.)

    Sometimes, something that doesn't break you damages you. You are not stronger until you have repaired the damage. Sometimes the damage is never repaired. Which is why you may have survived the incident and come out on top, but you might not be completely functioning anymore. When you solve the problems the damages have caused, then you can call yourself stronger.
    "I took the one less traveled by,
    And that has made all the difference."

    Robert Frost

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    Do you enjoy reading? Or Audiobooks?

    Then if you honestly, truly, want an answer to this, go read/listen to Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged"

    It is a long book, I chose to listen to it and Christopher Hurt read it with utter perfection in my opinion, but regardless, I think it will show you the real spirit of Man. This thing you call a "Fighting Spirit".

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    I think i have a very strong sense of myself and a very strong sense of the importance of my NF values, and i am very clear in my direction and standing up for myself.

    I think alot of the reason for this is that for the first ten years of my life, i lived completely in my shadow side and was as disconnected from my true identity as is possible. It was a painful painful time, but i think the upswing is that when i finally found my confidence from people respecting me for who i was, (i think that would be the best way to jump start your fighting spirit haha), i had a clearer image of who i was and wanted to be then any of the people around me.

    I think once you find it, your sense of self will be so clear. Do you have ST family members or something like that?

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    Senior Member Xellotath's Avatar
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    "If you just invested your energy blaming others for your lack of personal willpower, your environment is far too gentle."

    Was that maxim close enough to a fortune cookie's? I just made that up.

    I figure that's what you're really looking for.
    Motivation, assertiveness.. all of these are topics of thousands of self-help books and programs.

    It could very well be there is no magical fighting spirit to be invoked with crystals, it could also have nothing to do with your family, as lecherous as they might be.

    And as for Atlas Shrugged?.... lol.

    Yes, becoming a Randroid will solve everything. Philosophy to the rescue!

    TypeC is here to solve your personal issues, you just have to mystify the thread a bit to make it accessible. Although I have no doubt you believe in secret, archetypal, over-anthropomorphized fighting spirits lingering in the human psyche.

    "Neurotic, ha!"
    I let out a scornful laugh.
    "If neurotic is wanting two mutually exclusive things at one and the same time, then I'm neurotic as hell.
    I'll be flying back and forth between one mutually exclusive thing and another for the rest of my days.

    — Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar.

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