Nothing is as bad as it seems when you’ve known something worse.

There’s an old Jewish story about a man In Budapest who goes to the rabbi and complains, ‘Life is unbearable. There are nine of us living in one room. What can I do?’ The rabbi answers, ‘Take your goat into the room with you.’ The man in incredulous, but the rabbi insists. ‘Do as I say and come back in a week.’ A week later the man comes back looking more distraught than before. ‘We cannot stand it,’ he tells the rabbi. ‘The goat is filthy.’ The rabbi then tells him, ‘Go home and let the goat out. And come back in a week.’ One week later that man returns to the rabbi, his face radiating joy, exclaiming, ‘Life is beautiful. We enjoy every minute of it now that there’s no goat – only the nine of us.’
Happiness is all about attitude. Nothing is as bad as it seems when you’ve known something worse.

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