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Is The Source of All Suffering in Humans Their Attachments?
The source of all suffering in humans are their attachments.
Unmet expectations in interpersonal relationships (hurt attachments) are a common source of frustration and a frequent cause of couple and family breakups.
Outward approval makes us experience a thrill, while disapproval makes us feel low. Attachment to approval is thus like giving everyone a remote control to our satisfaction.
Attachment to achievement leads to never ending stress. In contrast, finding entertainment in doing, rather than achieving is relaxing and fulfilling.
With any sort of mournful grief or pain of loss, we can dive at the root cause of it - the attachment to what went missing.
Suffering comes from frustration of desire.
This is only accurate to people who live in stable environments. In the case of war, starvation, oppression, discrimination, abusive relationships, and more this is not true.
If someone attacks a victim, the attacker is the source of the victim's suffering, not the victim's attachment.
persons may suffer greatly and even though we would find attachments playing a big role in their suffering, ultimately it is their illness that is the source of their suffering.
There are many other sources of suffering which have nothing to do with attachments.
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