THE HUMAN CONDITION
Man is born in pain and to live through pain.
Man is born with the tendency to experience pain, resist pain, and create more pain.
Pain is inherent in life. And man is designed to resist pain. This is the basic conflict in life, as also the motive behind all human actions.
Man is not designed to understand pain or life.
Resisting pain, without understanding it, is called suffering.
In suffering, one creates more pain. Life becomes more full of pain. Man resists more; the downward spiral continues.
An understanding of pain rather than an impulsive resistance to it is the solution.
Man is not designed for the solution.