Dear Folks -
From childhood on we are taught in our culture to look for and believe in "happy endings." Life as it is, however, has difficulties that lead to less than happy outcomes. It is when we ignore this or try to sidestep it that we really create for ourselves "unhappy endings." Sometimes we hold on to something we believe to be the truth so tightly that when the real truth presents itself to us, we don't open the door to it. This leads to true unhappiness. Perhaps nowhere do we cause ourselves more difficulty than when we try to impose our notion of "justice" on a situation.
That's a summary of what the "life talk" I gave in Ordinary Life this week is about. A full copy of the text I used is below. This is one of those times when I personally think the audio version is better.