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Old 01-03-2006, 05:12 PM   #4
Joe Miller
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Deep topic, but basically I agree with the quote. Not exactly that life "is" pain and suffering, but more that life inevitably involves pain and suffering, and that beauty and joy and meaning and yes happiness can be found in a life that appears to outsiders to be nothing more than pain and suffering (as the children in this documentary so powerfully demonstrate).

I think learning to be happy with adversity is the key to being happy with life. Those who think they will be happy when "when X happens..." tend never quite to get there. X is replaced with Y is replaced with Z is replaced with deathbed reflections on a life that has slipped away.
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