A great percentage of many people's suffering is based on illusion. People feel they have problems and difficulties, when in reality the problem exists solely in their minds.
When you have a problem, ask yourself, "How would I view this problem if someone else were in this situation? Would I consider this a valid problem or not?" This can help you gain a more objective perspective.
(Michtav M'Eliyahu, vol.3, p.246; Rabbi Pliskin's Gateway to Happiness, p.237)
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