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Daily Lift #163

Happiness is Less Demanding

A major cause of many people's sadness is their lack of attaining things they could live without.

This is ironic. A person demands things because he wishes to live a happier life. But with that very demand, he causes himself much unhappiness. Give up your demand for what you are unable to obtain and you will live a happier life.

(Dubner Magid, Sefer Hamidos - Shaar Hasinah, ch.15; Rabbi Pliskin's Gateway to Happiness, p.177)

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