When events occur in your life, at least leave the situation as a question mark in your mind, "How do I know this will really turn out bad for me?"
The answer is that you never know with absolute certainty that it will. Many things that you now perceive as strongly negative are questionable if they will really turn out bad. Why make yourself irritated in a doubtful situation by taking for granted that this is really so negative?
(Rabbi Pliskin's Gateway to Happiness, pp.237-8)
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