That Dalai Lama – smart guy.  His statement, as quoted in this meme, is absolutely correct.  It’s also something that far too many people either completely ignore, never learned, or forget any time they need an easy excuse for something wrong in their life.  Let’s talk about this a little bit and see just how harmful it can be if you fail to accept responsibility for your own happiness.

“When you think everything is someone else’s fault, you will suffer a lot. When you realize that everything springs only from yourself, you will learn both peace and joy.”

I once knew a young lady who had bad eating habits and rarely exercised.  As a result, she ate a lot and it wasn’t healthy food.  The inevitable happened: she got fat. (I won’t use the more politically correct terminology of “overweight,” “obese,” or other frilly wordage. She got fat.) She blamed her weight gain on all of the people who made food available to her …

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