“ It was one of those times you feel a sense of loss, even though you didn't have something in the first place. I guess that's what disappointment is- a sense of loss for something you never had. ”
Source: The Nature of Jade
Mental suffering essentially comes from a loss of perspective as to what life is all about.
Anyone who has lost something they thought was theirs forever finally comes to realise that nothing really belongs to them.
Only after disaster can we be resurrected. It's only after you've lost everything that you're free to do anything. Nothing is static, everything is evolving, everything is falling apart.
Sometimes when you sacrifice something precious, you're not really losing it. You're just passing it on to someone else.