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July 10, 2015

Happiness and Sadness

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Something has to start for it to end. There is no escaping from this truth and we know that all good things come to an end. We see it in nature. Tomorrow is not guaranteed to anyone. I know one person who said she doesn’t want to be happy. That seemed strange to me and I asked her to explain why. She said that she is afraid that if she becomes happy, somehow her life will end soon after or that as soon as she finds happiness, something bad is sure to happen. This of course is true. The good is always followed by the bad, and bad news is often offset by good news soon after. That is the way of yin and yang, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try to be happy; that somehow that will prevent sadness.

My life, -
How much more of it remains?
The night is brief.

- Masaoka Shiki