You can consider yourself a lucky person, but even if you have avoided (that far) huge hardship in life, at some point my friend you are going to be confronted with the fact that existence is intrinsically painful.
Human suffering has tormented philosophers from western and eastern societies, and has been analyzed by every form of religion on Earth for centuries. But this obsession on suffering hasn't led to solving what's unavoidable. Suffering itself.
There is no such as a solution's recipe for suffering, but most of the above convey the same principle: "the more we try to evade or avoid painful realities, the more entangled we become in the tentacles of their embrace."
Now, cognitive psychologists call it Radical Acceptance.
Radical Acceptance emphasizes the importance of facing our present condition in all of its dreadful implications. Not to fight what you’re feeling at this moment, just accept it. "You feel sad? Feel sad. Don’t judge it, don’t push it away, don’t diminish it, and don’t try to control its passage. Turn...