We get trapped by our virtues more than our vices

(written by lawrence krubner, however indented passages are often quotes). You can contact lawrence at: lawrence@krubner.com

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Qualities That Keep You in a Sick System

Loyalty
Patience
A strong work ethic
Optimism
Self-sacrifice
A need to be useful to others
Forgiveness
Farsightedness
Trust
Hope

You don’t need to lose these qualities to get out. But if you’re stuck and trying to figure out what’s keeping you in, remember that people rarely get stuck because of their vices. They’re usually caught by their virtues.

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