Happy and Sad

I'm not sure that the emotional states of being happy and sad are things which we should attempt to attain or avoid. I think, rather, we should try to attain a personal centeredness and strength which allows us to accept the emotional states of happy and sad as they come, without being swept away by them.

Attempting always to be happy, and always to avoid being sad - or vice versa - seems exceptionally unhealthy to me.

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