“To love well is to suffer well. It’s the suffering that’s willing to suffer the emotional punches from the world without retaliating. It’s the suffering that crucifies my triggers for the sake of the collective.
I have a ruthless ego. And it’s been very useful to me thus far. However, unbeknown to me, I’m often the devil’s weapon against my fellow brothers and sisters. It goes without saying that one of the greatest acts of service I can render to the world is to keep my own ego in check. The daily practice of choosing virtue over sin is a painful one, but it’s the good kind of suffering, the kind of suffering I wish upon myself so that I can, at last, become a little god playing on earth, instead of a tyrant keeping records of everyone I encounter.” —Landry Tientcheu