"Each and every living being has the sincere wish to avoid all suffering and problems permanently. Normally we try to do this by using external methods, but no matter how successful we are from a worldly point of view - no matter how materially wealthy, powerful, or highly respected we become - we will never find permanent liberation from suffering and problems. In reality, all the problems we experience day-to-day come from our self-cherishing and self-grasping - misconceptions that exaggerate our own importance. However, because we do not understand this we usually blame others for our problems, which just makes them worse. From these two basic misconceptions arise all our other delusions, such as anger and attachment, causing us to experience endless problems."
Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, ”How To Solve Our Human Problems” (via purpleaggregates)