Student: I am so easily deceived by life. How can I see through the lies, so I can make better choices with my own life?
Teacher: Life never deceives you. Perhaps your interpretations are deceiving? A better question you may want to ask is, “How can I see myself clearly so I don’t deceive myself so easily?”
Student: There are so many things wrong in the world; certainly I cannot take responsibility for that.
Teacher: When you are able to see the things that are wrong with your current ways of thinking, your eyes will open to things that are right with the world. And then, you will no longer think that life has ever deceived you.