Thank you brain pickings for sharing such awesome stuff:
this is why, one of my major goals in life
is to achieve equanimity in the face of all life circumstances.
Next time someone tells me, "Ohmygod, that's terrible isn't it!"
I'll say, "Maybe."
And equally when someone tells me, "Ohmygod, that's amazing; that's great isn't it!"
I'll say, "Alhamdulillah, maybe."
Islam does often say how for the true believer,
(apparent) fortune and (apparent) misfortune are the same.
And that's why, once again, Alhamdulillah 'ala kulli hal. Gratitude for all matters.
The only pleasure or displeasure is with God.