October 23, 2019

In a recent CNN interview, Anderson-Cooper asked Stephen Colbert – who lost his father and two of his brothers in a plane crash when he was 10 years old – about living with painful memories.

The exchange went viral:

COOPER: “You told an interviewer that you have learned to – in your words, ‘love the thing that I most wish had not happened.’ You went on to say, ‘What punishments of God are not gifts?’ Do you really believe that?’

COLBERT: “Yes. It’s a gift to exist, and with existence comes suffering. There’s no escaping that.”

It’s a gift to exist, and with existence comes suffering.

You have your own bad memories. Can you find a way to be grateful for them?

SOURCE: inc.com, 8/17/19