Michael Gervais talked about a few people that had rock solid personal philosophies. Buddha was one person that was mentioned. Gervais said that Buddha’s philosophy had something to do with suffering, and the loving kindness that can come out of it.
Punching suffering in the mouth is how I have usually dealt with it. Maybe I can twist it around to say it was tough love for suffering. But, we both know that isn’t what I had in mind.
In the past few years, I have come around to at least hear the message that Buddha may have been trying to get across. It takes a heck of a lot of strength to see suffering the way he did. It probably has a lot to do with that Sean Connery quote from the Untouchables movie. “What are you prepared to do?”