We all need, NEED! but three things: number one we need security (this is both physical and emotional; we need to have a place to sleep, clothing; we need to know that we will have food; we also need to not have to fear being taunted (in fact the fear of people is the greatest cause of mental distress) The next thing we need is hope – if we believe that one day, as God promised the world will be free from death, free from suffering, then though today we may being concerned, we are not depressed; and finally and this one is up to us – we need to have a meaningful life! – and to the extent that we actively dedicate ourselves to goodness and kindness (in one of its many varieties – as long as it is assisting, encouraging, supporting etc.) we will be happy

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