On Expectations and Pessimism


It’s our expectations that define what will anger us.


If you refuse to let your suffering lie upon you for even an hour; if you constantly try to prevent and forestall all possible distress way ahead of time; if you experience suffering and displeasure as evil, hateful and worthy of annihilation and as a defect of existence, then it is clear that you harbour in your heart the religion of comfortableness.

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