Some people make themselves sad over trivial matters. Any objective observer will look on in amazement. This person had the ability to live his life with feelings of happiness, since he truly does have what he needs. Yet he feels miserable because of minor and unimportant things. He views what he is missing as extremely important -- and what he does have pales in comparison! He even thinks that life is not worth living without what he's presently missing!
(from Rabbi Yosef Leib Bloch; Shiurai Daas, vol.2, pp.145-6; Rabbi Pliskin's Gateway to Happiness, p.175)
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