The worst thing that can happen to a man is an easy life.
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On the evidence
Life has been purposefully designed to confound our assumptions and contradict our expectations.
Give freely, help yourself
Giving is not giving unless the giver has been scrubbed free of expectation. (This is what ‘give freely’ means.)
Helping is not helping unless the helper is beyond the need of all help.
What the undisciplined, puffed-up mind does: It projects the past onto the future. It remembers and anticipates, regrets and fears, blames and expects. None of this has anything to do with right now.
All men do the best they can. If a man could do better, he would. But he can’t, so he doesn’t.
This is just how it is. Do not take it personally. It has nothing to do with you.