Suffering can be a great teacher.
There are great teachers scattered throughout the world, though, and they’ll never get a class full of perfect students, why?
Let’s be ready to learn the lesson. Can we realize that suffering is inevitably going to return? We know it. It’s an uncontrollable aspect of our story—when we suffer—and taking it in stride shows that we understand how to identify that which we CAN control—a sign of maturity.
Open eyes, open ears, open hearts.
We shouldn’t waste our suffering on petty emotional stimulation. That’s cheap. That’s a cop out. The world gets a net-negative transaction when we endure suffering and have no mindset or system in place to improve from it.
Put it to work.
Be prepared and willing to learn when things get difficult. It’s inevitable. Make the best of it.