Suffering is part of life’s soundtrack. When we suffer, we tend to see it as a sign of failure, but everyone experiences pain. Even the richest, most beautiful, most successful individuals cannot avoid suffering. Hence the media industry of celebrity scandals. Life is up, life is down. This is true regardless of your accomplishments, your moral character, your careful planning.
When things are good, when things are bad, try to remember this: Life is a cycle. It spins round and round. This is true despite your best efforts. This is true despite your worst mistakes. If you are up, you will eventually be down. If you are down, you will eventually be up. Knowing this, why cling so tightly to various circumstances and life events?