When you see something bad, think, "Bad is not so bad," and when you see something fantastic, think, "Good is not so good." This might sound silly -- "What do you mean, 'bad is not bad ... good is not good'?" -- but actually, it is profound. When you have this kind of understanding, you will have more control and not be so influenced by everything around you.

Lama Thubten Yeshe in Becoming the Compassion Buddha by Lama Thubten Yeshe, Robina Courtin, editor