'Life is pain. If anyone claims otherwise, he is selling something'.
This was a remark made in a fantasy movie titled Princess Bride that my daughter showed me recently.
The Buddha would have approved. And I prefer to heed the Buddha than Madison Avenue and its clones around the world, whether they are selling anti-ageing creams, insurance, cars or smartphones.
The point is how best to cope with pain. And the longer you live in denial, the harder it becomes.