In this excellent video presented by Jordan Peterson, and animated by After Skool, Jordan identifies the key reasons for suffering, and how to address them.

Jordan Peterson is a Canadian clinical psychologist and a professor of psychology at the University of Toronto. His website is

In short, our society – particularly Western society – has made it easier and easier to get by with limited responsibilities, commitments or genuine in-person relationships.  Our increasing emphasis on social media and video games is making “real life” less appealing and more difficult to engage with.

Kids today are no longer working on the farm and witnessing first hand how difficult life can be, instead they are dwelling in alternate realities portrayed on smart phones and big screen TVs.

A few of the requirements to alleviate suffering according to Peterson are:

  • Authenticity
  • Responsibility
  • Nobility
  • Courage
  • Focus

For those who are perhaps struggling through a difficult period, the 7 Keys To Happiness Meditation Collection can be a good tool to start to build the habits and understanding that will lead to genuine fulfillment in life.

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