Habit has great power. We can become used to almost everything. We can become so used to a life of suffering that we are no longer aware that suffering is not the way life should be lived.
This tendency to lack a feeling of suffering is the biggest obstacle to becoming elevated through suffering. Since we do not feel the suffering, we do not pay attention to it and do not hear its message.
To overcome this, we must obtain an awareness that whenever things are not as they should be, it is a message that we should improve ourselves in some area.
(Toras Avraham, p.29; Rabbi Pliskin's Gateway to Happiness, p.249)
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