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I learned to accept that I feel bad sometimes and it made me happier.

But I went farther than that.

I also learned to accept that my ideas and behaviors are inconsistent and it helped me better understand the world and myself.

And finally, I learned to accept that I sometimes do bad things (and desire to do even more bad things) and it made me a better person.

(Disclaimer: my experiments have n=1, no control group and subjective measurements chosen in hindsight.)

That touches on a couple of Buddhist thoughts.

The human condition is suffering. Suffering comes from desire.

Rather than desire your unhappiness to disappear, you've accepted it. Thus, you do not suffer from it.

Or so they say.

You're a bad Buddhist.

We all are.


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