"Compassion for animals is intimately connected with goodness of character, and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man." Adorable,Fur Babies,IMPORTANT,lovely creatures
The ego says "I shouldn't have to suffer" and that thought makes you suffer so much. It is a distortion of the Truth, which is always paradoxical. The Truth is that you have to say yes to suffering before you can transcend it .