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The first 2 of the Noble Truths in Buddhism:1: Life is suffering2: The origin of suffering is desire.Yes. Life is pain. At least in my view, it's something to be endured, rather than enjoyed. Of course, it all depends on your perspective. It depends on what you view as meaningful. And it depends on how you view the small pleasures.My conclusion after many years of disillusionment was essentially Stoicism + Hedonism, but an elevated form of Hedonism. A type in which I attempt to maximize overall pleasure and minimize potential pain--and, failing that, endure whatever pain stoically.However. This means work. It means hard work. As David Goggins says "This is never going to end. It's a fight all your life." We get moments of reprieve. But to live the best life, in my opinion, it requires constant growth, constant struggle, constantly reaching for your goals, constantly getting better than you were before. And that is pain. But, as Jordan Peterson would say: You don't get to not pay a price. You get to pick your poison. That's it. The way I see it, we have two options. 1: We can suffer to degradation and entropy2: We can suffer to grow and obtain a future we think is worth living.Me. I plan to suffer as much as I can to obtain a future in which I will have become strong enough to endure almost any suffering; and, a future in which I will be established and have all of my needs met to reduce overall suffering.
I believe life is about the good and badbad experience. Bad experience make us better individuals and the good/pleasant experience make us long for the positives and good things about life that make us life changer and life builders.
I believe life is more unpleasant than pleasant experiences and that is why I am never getting married or having children. Because I do not want other sentient beings to suffer.
It's all bases on good and bad experiences the people we surround yourself with and the environment we life. Sometime the worst experience cause us to change, what we see happened around prevent us from fulfilling our desire on this earth which is procreate.
It is both. But, have to realize that a person's choices can bring on either. But more often than not, bad choices bring about hardships, bad experiences. Accountability for that is important.
Without bad times and experiences you can not know when things are good! The good things you only realise after the bad! No one sees their life as good until it turns for the worst! Good sadly comes after bad! But that’s how we as humans grow and learn things! Without failing you can never know how to succeed! Through pain and suffering we see good! If you are well and healthy then you don’t see that you are! If that makes sense?
I'm not sure, even the bad times bring good times. If we choose to only focus in the bad then our life will feel bad but if we focus more on the good life will feel better.
Life isn't either good or bad. It's like chef's salads, with good and bad experiences chopped and mixed together in a vinaigrette of confusion and conflict.
I'd say it's mixture of both, however I chose the first option because I always remember negative things more than positive ones. I bet eve you do too. Our brain is literally wired to think like that.
If you train yourself to endure and appreciate suffrage over pleasure, you can defeat nature's objective of life.
Honestly life is a mixture of both, it's how you react and respond. That change make a hard situation better or even fun to get through. In my life some of the most memorable moments and fun times were during very hard circumstances.
“Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right.” Henry FordYou get out what you put into life. So, think positive!
I think it depends on how you choose to peercieve it
I was blessed with good health. That's number one.Secondly, I enjoyed life to the fullest. Did I make mistakes? Yes. Were there some hard times and serious downers? Most certainly. I worked hard and work isn't all fun and giggles, but I made the most of it.But the things I remember most and try to focus on were the wonderful experiences. In general, life has been a blessing. At the very least, we are surrounded by beauty it we choose to see it. That alone is something to fill us with awe and gratitude.
In my experience it's much more full of bad experiences and hardships.
perhaps because our brain is wired to remember and feel emotional about negative things more than the positive ones
I think it's about balancing both of these aspects.
I don't know. Because I don't think about that.Because if I would, I would only find hardships everywhere I look.
i would say that entirely depends on the way you look at it.
Everyone's situations different being rich is the solution to being happy
It's a mixture of the two options ♥️🥰
It's a bit of both
Life is what you make it
The only thing worse than life is the alternative.
Why is death worse?
Well, you go first and let me know, then.
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