There was this guy named Buddha. He realized that people can be really selfish and sometimes really stupid. They get upset because their lives are really sucky and all they did was blame other people for their problems.
He felt bad and tried to figure it out. Aside from the inevitables like, birth, growth, illness, and death, he figured out there was a way to not be so affected by the situations that life presented.
He presented four absolute (noble) truths and 8 ways to realize them.
4 Noble Truths:
Life can suck.
It sucks because we get attached to the stuff that we imagine makes our selves "unique" and "special."
There is a way to not be affected by the suckness.
If we open our eyes and follow eight simple methods, we can be freed from letting the suckness affect us.
8 Fold Path:
No one is absolute nor omnipotent. We're all pretty ignorant.
If we don't learn to stop and say, "hey, I don't know" we’re not going to change ourselves in a way that's going to free us from the suckness.
Don't open your mouth without considering what it's going to sound like to the person on the receiving end.
No one is the center of the universe. Our actions not only affect everything around us, they can affect everything around the people around us. Don’t do things that are going to hurt other people or yourself.
Don't take action that's going to make life suck for other people at your benefit. And when in a group take care to not act unless it benefits the group in someway.
If something bothers you, figure out if you need to fix yourself first. Otherwise,
Know the consequences of your actions. Moreover, everyone has their own reality and their own right to their own level of ignorance. When you make a mistake (and you will), don't be proud, admit it, and be open to remedy yourself and the situation. When someone recognizes they made a mistake, be open to forgive them.
If you don't pay attention to the task at hand you're going to have a bad time. (I.E. Stop texting and pay attention to the wheel.)
- Text a ilustrace: Magdalena Pechová