When I was a young Buddhist
The first noble truth was “All life is suffering.”
Apparently, now that I’m a decrepit old Buddhist, it’s much more complicated than that.
“Life means suffering.”
“Thus is the Noble Truth of Suffering”
“Suffering does exist”
“This is the noble truth of suffering: birth is suffering, aging is suffering, illness is suffering, death is suffering; sorrow, lamentation, pain, grief and despair are suffering; union with what is displeasing is suffering; separation from what is pleasing is suffering; not to get what one wants is suffering; in brief, the five aggregates subject to clinging are suffering.”
Anyway, we still get the idea, right?