Reading the news

April 19, 2017

How perfect does the world have to be before I can be happy?

I like to ask myself that question whenever I get lost in the cycle of reading news and politics over and over, get enraged, and ruin my day.

There will never be a time when every human being is perfectly well-fed, happy, rich, healthy, live to the ripe old age of 110, and pass away peacefully in their sleep.

There will never be a time when all animals live to their ripe old age and pass away peacefully. There will never be a time when the earth and all of its natural resources are perfectly taken care of.

If I wait for all that to happen before I can have a good day, ….

So, the only option is to accept that there is suffering in the world and choose to be happy anyways.