Suffering, beyond physical and emotional pain,
can be caused by our attachment to expectations.
"When we are disappointed by a pleasure
which we have been expecting and which comes,
the disappointment is because we were expecting the future,
and as soon as it is there it is present.
We want the future to be there without ceasing to be future.
This is an absurdity of which eternity alone is the cure."
~Simone Weil (1909-1943)