We Humans Are Used To Enduring Unhappiness.
The patient doesn’t come to the doctor about his unhappiness, which is actually the cause of his sickness. He makes no mention of his unhappiness until the doctor gains his confidence, and then he removes the front he is hiding behind.
The patient, even as you and I, has been toughened in a hard world. His is the attitude many people have always had: “Phooey! Happiness? This is a lovely word. But it’s too bad! There isn’t any! No one has ever really believed happiness exists, or ever will exist.”
He accepts his unhappiness as an unfortunate, but normal, routine condition of life on earth.
~ John A. Schindler, M.D., How To Live 365 Days A Year (1970)