Traffic is merely a long line of cars. A long line of cars will only become a good or a bad thing when we apply our personal perspective to it in that moment. With a bad perspective, we choose to suffer from it. With a good perspective, it remains to be just a line of cars.
There are many other things in our lives that are determined to be bad because we applied a negative perspective to it. What judgements have you made during the experience of a global pandemic that have you needlessly suffering? Which things bother you and why do you allow them to?
A necessity for a thing called social distancing could be negatively perceived as suffering through extreme isolation. Or, you may actually flip to a more positive perspective or association of the “thing” of social isolation and use readily available technology to more frequently and more meaningfully relate with others.
A thing was found to have gone off course in your work. Either perceive to suffer from the thing gone wrong or judge the thing to learn, adapt and move forward with good perspective.
“It isn’t the things themselves that disturb people, but the judgements that they form about them.” — Epictetus —