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The self-cherishing attitude makes us very uptight

“The self-cherishing attitude makes us very uptight; we think we are extremely important, and our basic desire is for ourselves to be happy and for things to go well for us. Yet we don’t know how to bring this about. … Continue reading

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Learn to control the ‘highs’ because we cannot control the ‘lows’…

We are a society that runs on caffeine and stimulants of all kinds. We are supposed to work harder, accomplish more, look happy all the time, get a better job, better car, better house…drive our kids to lessons of every … Continue reading

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Pleasure and happiness are not the same thing…

Pleasure and happiness are not the same thing. When we do things that give us pleasure, they inevitably lead to pain or suffering. If we eat our favorite food for example, and we keep eating it, it will make us … Continue reading

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We should treat the people closest to us…

We should treat the people closest to us with as much kindness and compassion as we would a stranger… So often we show our worst side to our friends and family — we discount our behavior by saying “well, she/he … Continue reading

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