Rule 7: Pursue What Is Meaningful Not What Is Expedient

“Life is suffering. That’s clear. There is no more basic irrefutable truth. The fact of life’s tragedy and the suffering that is part of it has been used to justify the pursuit of immediate selfish gratification for a very long time.” This is the justification for chasing expediency.

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