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The Antidote to Suffering

We suffer because we find ourselves in conditions that are at odds with our expectations.

The simple antidote – which is not simple in practice – is to trade expectation for appreciation.  This is true regardless of your position on Maslow’s Hierarchy.

Why?  It turns out that it’s impossible to be simultaneously upset and truly grateful.  Gratitude may be the most important attribute we can develop.

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