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  •  In a psychology textbook I once read... (3+ / 0-)

    ... the author, in trying to make the point that different cultures have different views of mental illness, said something like:

    "The goal of Buddhism, for example, is to try to cultivate a form of willful dysphoria [i.e. depression]."

    And I could only think, "WHAT?!!  The goal of Buddhism is to be depressed?!"

    Obviously another Westerner with no concept of what Buddhism is really about.

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