Buddhism, when shit hits the fan


When bad things happen, it’s okay to exert your control. Buddhism is basically an extended exercise in accepting that suffering is an intrinsic part of life, but even the most ardent buddhist won’t say that you should suffer for no reason. It’s good to have equanimity, it’s good to have a high tolerance, but when shit really hits the fan, obviously you should take action. Even if that action is only to take yourself out of the situation.