The Book of Life: On Resilience

I came across this gem from the wonderful Book of Life at a particularly apt period in my life:

We imagine that we could not live without a certain kind of income or status or health; that it would be a disaster not to have a certain kind of relationship, house or job. This natural tendency of the mind is constantly stoked by life in commercial society, which adds to our sense of the number of things that should be considered Necessities rather than Luxuries.

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