A middle-aged man said he was frustrated with his family and friends. He felt let down by them in times of need. He thought he would isolate himself from people and life a quiet life with the hope of finding happiness alone.
“I no longer have the energy to make people happy or to do things for them, not even to work on relationships,” he concluded.
“Disengaging from life because of frustrations and disappointments will never bring you happiness and peace,” the sage advised. “You are like the sick person who cancels a doctor’s appointment saying, “Doctor, I can’t see you today because I am too sick.”