Often in life, when we’re faced with loss or crisis, we feel the need to add something. However, doing this often compounds our unhappiness, as we discover that the distraction doesn’t solve the issue.
As most recently espoused by the cake-brandishing Tina Fey, the art of letting go is an important aspect of our mental health. But that doesn’t mean you don’t care; in fact, it means the opposite.
There’s a school of thought that pushes you to eliminate suffering; but in the real world, we cannot avoid it. Would you rather suffer in the aid of something you want? Or would you rather miss out?