"If you do not change direction you might end up where you are heading " – Lao Tzu
When we can't change the situation, we must change ourselves.
This is not too far from reality though if you'd like to review it with the eyes of logic.
To live is to experience physical and psychological struggles, it cannot be denied. It is impossible to live without experiencing some kind of suffering. We have to endure physical suffering like sickness, injury, tiredness, old age and eventually death and we have to endure psychological suffering like loneliness, frustrations, fear, embarrassment, disappointment, anger, etc.
Some people suffer a whole lot from what others call trivial problems but truth is, we all feel equally, no matter how big or large it seems to eyes from outsiders. It's always the same, all it depends on is really the perspective of the beholder. And some people have never experienced the most terrible and horrible sufferings which means that to them what they experience now is the worst and thus will appear to be such.
That life is suffering is also the First of the Four Noble Truths Buddism is built upon. The Four Noble Truths is the essence of Buddha's teachings. They are the truth of suffering, the truth of the cause of suffering, the truth of the end of suffering, and the truth of the path that leads to the end of suffering. Simply put, suffering exists; it has a cause; it has an end; and it has a cause to bring about its end.
Ending it with this quote by Viktor E. Frankl
Some people are always looking forwards to what will happen, they're living with hopes for the future and in denial of the present moment. But what they seem to forget is that life is the journey of today, this very moment. You do not know wether you'll be alive tomorrow or even later tonight. Why so eagerly wait for what will come, when the only thing you're certain of is this very moment?
Pick up your phone and write your mum, or whomever comes to mind that you care about, a text right now and say how much you love her/him. The chance to get the message through is right now, you do not know about tomorrow or next year if you or the person will be alive. People who end up in constant regret only have themselves to thank. Don't be of that kind.
This moment is really all you've got.
If people fear what they don't understand, isn't there a limit for how far we can go, what we can discover and how we can develop? I get triggered to figure out things I don't know even though it will take years, centuries or beyond or even if I wont be able to ever discover if there is any truth or reason at all behind it. Would there be such things as wars and quarrels and unnecessary misunderstandings? Isn't fear what keeps our society chaotic? When will we all come from a place of love? When will love conquer fear? Wouldn't that be a wonderful place to live?