Life is a suffer. Do you agree?

China
March 12, 2010 8:37pm CST
Hi, friends. When I was in college, one of the well-respected teachers in our department was invited to give a lecture on studies and life on college campus. Most of what he said were inspiring. but there was one special sentence that was most impressive to me, and is still vivid in my mind even for now. He said that "life is a suffer". As we are living in the world, we have to face lots of things, like study, work, marriage and other numerous stuffs. Some of them maybe easy to handle, but others maybe quite difficult to deal with. we may be forced to experience many hardships in order to continue to live, which brings great torment to us humans. For some peole, life seems to have lost most of its savor for them. Normally, we should live to enjoy life, but some people find it difficult and even impossible to enjoy life. They see too many negative aspects in life and are unable to get out of that pessimistic state. After living in such a state for too long time, they see no meaning of their continual existence in this world and may turn to suicide or something to free themselves from life's torture. what do you think about life? Do you take it as an enjoyment or a suffer? Look forward to your response.
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• Philippines
12 Apr 10
Yah i agree on you, life is suffering and a challenging one. If you do not experiencing this kind of situation maybe you are too much bless by god because all i know we are living on this earth to survive, and survival there is always a suffering behind it. We exist because we survive for all the problems we have and for that it makes us to be a better person.
• China
13 Apr 10
Exactly. Adversities taught us the true joy of life just like blindness taught people the value of life. Without all those sufferings, we never have the opportunity to know what a blessing it is to live in the world. Some people may dream of life free of difficulties and challenges, but they don't realize the value of difficulties and challenges. Our life is beautiful only because it is full of ups and downs, from which we gain experience and enjoy the value of life.
• Philippines
14 Apr 10
Hi there chenxiaoyue, i will cheers you on that!
@1hopefulman (31598)
• Canada
13 Mar 10
I've had my share of suffering and still suffer some from ill health. Still, I do not want to focus on the negatives as I have had many blessings and joys in the past and even now. Whatever comes we will have to face it with courage and trust in God. While we may suffer more in the days ahead, one day there will be no more suffering. What a blessed time that will be!
• China
13 Mar 10
In our daily lives, we all have to suffer from pain of body or mind every now and again. It's important that we always take a positive attitude toward life and belive tomorrow will be better.
@1hopefulman (31598)
• Canada
16 Mar 10
Thank you!
@reckon21 (3487)
• Philippines
12 Apr 10
I consider life as suffer and also exciting. I have been through a lot of hard stuff in my life and every step of the way, every time I'm down I always remind myself that the journey does not ended yet I must continue the fight and somehow eventually i will reach my goals in life. I think that life is full of suffering and a mix of all. Life is also beautiful, wonderful and exciting. Life is full of surprises and that's what makes my life appealing and interesting. It's the things that don't happen yet is the things that keeps me going just to knew where it leads me makes my adventurous heart beats faster.
• China
12 Apr 10
You're quite right, friend. Life is a suffering and a mix of all. Without suffering, we'll never be given the opportunity to enjoy the true pleasure of life. On the other hand, hardships always motivate us to go on, knowing that we're closer to our goals every step we move. Some people often complain about life being hard, and fail to sense the happiness around them. I see life as a mixture of both hardships and joys, from which i've gained a lot of valuable experience.
• India
14 Mar 10
To me life has been neither an enjoyment nor a suffering. I see it as a challenge. A challenge I must overcome because that would give me a greater problem solving ability. Besides, it gives me an ability to meet greater challenges in life. I never sought an escape for the so-called sufferings. The sufferings purify my soul. It raises me spiritually. To tide over the difficulties I lace my life with moments of enjoyment.
• Estonia
14 Mar 10
I wouldn't agree with that statement. At least not wholly. I agree, that we have lots of obstacles and troubles on our way during the whole life, but these are the things that actually help us to value the happy moments, all the good things that life has to offer us. We wouldn't know what is happiness if we wouldn't have suffered.
• China
14 Mar 10
Hi, friend. I agree with you on that. On our way ahead, we face lots of obstacles and difficulties, if we always take them with a negative attitude, we'll soon be defeated by gloom and worry and will see no meaning to live in the world. Though facing with adversities, we still need to be cheerful and manage to move on.
• China
13 Mar 10
Life is cool. I guess you shoule heard this song. although the life as you say is a suffer , but when we cross the hardship we will see the rainbow. So i often take it as an enjoyment. Good wishes.
• China
13 Mar 10
Thanks for responding. I know about this song. It really defines life in a positive way. But there is a misunderstanding out there. I never take life as a suffering. What i stated above is only the teacher's comment on life.
@bird123 (10518)
• United States
13 Mar 10
When times are good, we sit back and enjoy the ride. When adversity hits, we have to think, study, plan, analyze, and grow in so many ways along the journey. We all have the power to Choose what we deem important in our lives. We can choose to see doom and gloom OR we can see the good in life and people. Life is never a suffer. It is a challenge!!! I value the happy wonderful things in life.Those pesky problems mean nothing other than a vehicle to learn and grow stronger.Give love and kindness to everyone you meet! Help those you can and encourage those you can't. It will attract goodness back to you. Yes, LIFE IS TRULY WONDERFUL!!! CAN'T YOU SEE! What kind of world are you going to help create tomorrow? You are meant to make a difference in this world. Where will you start?? I believe in you!! Shine your light as only you can do. Darkness just hides the real truth.
• China
13 Mar 10
A very philosophical reply that deserve all human beings' reflection. I can't agree with you more that life is never a suffering but a challenge we gonna face. We live to welcome all sorts of challenges which maybe extremely hard to deal with. But as long as we have faith in ourselves, we'll be able to get through tough times. There will always be hope on our way ahead.
@weelcah (40)
• Philippines
13 Mar 10
life of suffering makes life worthwhile... I agree that life is suffer, cause when we are suffering that's the only time we know that we are living and doing it well! :) we appreciate happiness because we felt sadness... which is ironic but true... when we surpass a trial we can feel real joy... and that is simply living! :)
• China
13 Mar 10
Yes, it is by suffering that we come to know the real joy of being living. Thanks for response.