I notice people saying things like, “Life provides enough suffering without mortification” and stuff like that.
This is despite the fact that life is about the easiest it’s ever been in history. And those who had it MUCH, MUCH harder than us still felt they should practice mortifications.
So this makes me wonder, does living such an easy life as we have make it seem like any little suffering stands out, making us “allergic” to it, in a sense?
We complain so much about the most asinine things, like what is called “first world problems”.