Sounds sad already. I think I’m going to try to make it inspiring or at least somewhat enlightening. Suffering is one of the main Buddhist teachings. Not teaching how one can be better at suffering but shedding light on what is suffering and how to alleviate it or more ideally, end it.
Most of us definitely don’t need any help on how to suffer. We’re seasoned professionals when it comes to that. We pretty much strive to suffer. We live to suffer. The idea is that without suffering there is no grand reward. I think this is where we always make the wrong turn down endless suffering.
See, whenever you are putting your energy into something that causes suffering you are building your empire of suffering. Your suffering will be the foundation of your life.
You suffer to get that education to get you that good job. You do this so you can get the best wife you can, buy a house and raise a family. You continue suffering at your good job to sustain all those things you have now that you dreamed of in the beginning of your suffering. Your suffering knows no bounds. Your life becomes a question of how many more years you have to suffer. Or you don’t attain all those things and you suffer from hating yourself
I guess what I’m trying to say is that when you begin a path of suffering it will become a long road of suffering. You’re not following the path of your heart.
I hope to find a way to take my own advice one day. Hahahaha… I believe in it, I just don’t know how to execute it. I think I know what I believe though. Being able to do something that you really like doing and getting paid for it must be totally rad. I mean really like it. Not like what most people mean when they say they like their job. When most people say they like their job, what they are really saying is that they like what they get paid or they like their job compared to anything else they think they can get or they’re friggin liars and really hate their jobs but are too proud to admit it. What ever makes you feel better I guess.
Another thing I also believe is being yourself and making lifestyle choices that are aligned with your true self. My whole life I’ve been hanging around people not like myself, going to places where I totally felt out of place, wanting and agonizing for a life that I didn’t really even want.
The problem is we all programmed ourselves to want the samething but not all of us really want it deep inside. We all want the hot girl, big salary and admiration from our peers. We tell ourselves we’ll do anything for it but truthfully not all of us have what it takes to attain and maintain such a life without suffering.
Seriously, I can picture myself living some kind of simple life and being happy but the issue I see with that is that not many people desire to jump on the simple life bandwagon. I suppose that’s why everyone follows the crowd of society cause they don’t want to be left out and be alone. Evolve or die? Can’t beat them, join them? I feel this way sometimes but I know it’s not right for myself.
You know you’re suffering when you think about winning the lottery too regularly.