Tag Archives: Pain & Suffering

Delaying gratification is a process of scheduling the pain and pleasure in such a way as to enhance the pleasure by meeting and experiencing the pain first and getting it over with. It is the only decent way to live

The road less traveled p. 19 Delaying gratification is a process of scheduling the pain and pleasure in such a way as to enhance the pleasure by meeting and experiencing the pain first and getting it over with. It is the only decent way to live.”

I have stated that discipline is the basic set of tools we require to solve life’s problems. What are these tools, these techniques of suffering, these means of experiencing the pain of problems constructively that I call discipline. There are four: delaying of gratification, acceptance of responsibility, dedication to truth, and balance

The Road less traveled p. 17 – 18 I have stated that discipline is the basic set of tools we require to solve life’s problems. It will become clear that these tools are techniques of suffering, means by which we experience the pain of problems in such a way as to work them through and …

Life is difficult. This is a great truth, one of the greatest truths. It is a great truth because once we truly see this truth, we transcend it. Once we truly know that life is difficult — once we truly understand and accept it — then life is no longer difficult. Because once it is accepted, the fact that life is difficult no longer matters …

The Road Less Traveled p. 15 Life is difficult. This is a great truth, one of the greatest truths. It is a great truth because once we truly see this truth, we transcend it. Once we truly know that life is difficult — once we truly understand and accept it — then life is no …