Of the Browne resolutions, I find this one particularly important:
I resolve to cleanse myself of hate, resentment, and bitterness. Such things steal time and attention from the work that must be done.
Related to which I’d like to resolve:
I will not let myself be poisoned with negative emotions by things I view as evil but have no power to eradicate.
For God knows, there are so many of them!
Of course, a simpler (though not easier) solution is to stop viewing them as evil. I confess that I have thought of that possibility in the past.
Which reminds of this story. Would you trade your knowledge and moral principles for a simpler, more ignorant existence where you would be happier? I wouldn’t. After all, even if I did, that happy person wouldn’t be me. And there are parts of me that I value higher than an optimum level of serotonin and dopamine.