Something I learned from (and credit to) growing up around Buddhism was to take responsibility and ownership of my own mindset and actions.
When you realize that your suffering is not caused by others, but by yourself, you begin to reform the way you view and react to life and its’ obstacles.
This realization brings freedom in knowing that no one can make you feel any sort of way. It is only you who allows things to affect you or not.
I don’t think striving for full disassociation or indifference to the material world is a good end goal to have, but it is wise to realize that you control your mind and your ability to suffer or not, not the others around you.
Even in reference to pain (the easiest argument against this concept), a trained monk or practitioner can remove themselves from the physical sensations of the body…
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