You can't be selective about which stressors to face, but you can be selective about how to face those stressors.
Adapting means you won't change yourself, but you're willing to compromise for the greater good.
Belief of a society is not eternal 'truth'. If you live in a particular way that does not feel right, question the system. Always remember that civilization was created to serve us, not the other way around. Our ancestors left us a society not as a legacy, but as an experiment. No rule is absolute. …
The more you try to control something, the farther away it will go. Don't control. Let go. Once you let go of your attachment to the goal, it will come closer to you to demand your attention.
It's ALL about the journey, not the goal. It doesn't matter if you set a high or a low goal, what's important is that you cherish the journey leading you towards the goal. Stop fixating on a goal, and start fixing the path you choose in life.
Embrace your freedom, not someone's imposition. But don't forget to listen to reason, and not be blinded by your own ego.