To be human is to be visited by worry and anxiety. Our body is perishable, our mind sensitive, and there are times when life is a struggle. If we were creatures of steel, there could be no understanding of the sufferings of others, no compassion, and social harmony would be impossible. In this sense it is fortunate that we know something of suffering and hardship. It has a bonding influence and makes us realize our kinship with those around us.
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This article is from the Winter 2016 issue of Self-Knowledge Journal.