“Troublemakers”

“It could be,” as one of my favorite posters says, “that the purpose of your life is only to serve as a warning to others.” On a brighter note (what isn’t?), perhaps a difficult person (colleague, relative, whatever) is here to make you a better person (“I’m getting you into heaven,” as my mom says). Buddhist teacher Pema Chödrön explains in this entertaining little anecdote:

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