“That cucumber is bitter, so toss it out! There are thorns on the path, then keep away! Enough said. Why ponder the existence of nuisance? Such thinking would make you a laughing-stock to the true student of Nature, just as a carpenter or cobbler would laugh if you pointed out the sawdust and chips on the floors of their workshops. Yet while those carpenters have dustbins for disposal, Nature has no need of them.”  Marcus Aurelius, Meditations.


What good does wasting time on complaining about the annoyances in life do for you? If you cannot change something, then you have to accept it. The nature of the nuisance might even enhance the pleasure associated with it: for example, how do the aches and strains of a hard day’s work make a hot bath that more pleasurable?

Take a look at life around you. If it’s raining today, take an umbrella.

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