Many of us have the belief that our happiness will come when we achieve certain things. We think: when I have that car A or get married to that girl B or graduate from college with that GPA of C, then I'll be truly happy.
The truth is there is no real value that comes from acquiring all these things apart from the ones that we give them.
If eventually, you do acquire, A, B, or C. There will be new problems that stem from those things that you have acquired, only that you may have problems that will be better than what existed before.
Truth is, there is no such thing as a personal problem if you have a problem, chances are there are millions of people who are having the same problem, have had it, or will have it in the future.
This does not minimize the problem or mean that you are not legitimately a victim of that problem. It simply means that you are not special.
Often, it's the realization that you and your problems are not actually unique in their severity or pain that is the first and foremost step of solving it.
Suffering is inevitable in life. But sometimes, as much as we dread the idea of suffering, suffering is not always associated with something negative, and in fact, it can be enjoyable, that's if it's in our control and directed toward some greater purpose.
Now that we know that suffering is inevitable and our problems are unavoidable, then the question we should be asking is not "How do I stop suffering?" but "Why am I suffering, for what purpose?" Once we determine this and change our mindset toward it. Suffering takes on a new dimension and becomes more endurable.
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