Wandering Into Wisdom

This blog chronicles the knowledge, insight and wisdom I encounter every day as a leadership consultant, executive coach, educator, father, friend and citizen. This site is dedicated to my father, Louis (Jack) Laughlin, who passed on to me an appreciation for wisdom. A special thanks to my friend Isaac Cheifetz, a businessman and journalist, who helped me understand the value of blogs and encouraged me to write one.

Suffering Pleasure*

I’m reading a book by the Dalai Lama on Buddhism. Although some of the concepts are painfully complicated I’ve begun to grasp the basic principles. One is how pleasure leads to suffering, or away from happiness. Pleasurable experiences result in suffering because they lead to increased desires, cravings, frustration and even withdrawal. Makes sense. Just ask any addict.

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