Why does it feel so hard to live? It, of course, doesn't always feel this way, but there are unambiguous moments when the daily act of living is a struggle. The mind slows down and finds normal stimluous painful, the desire to escape, to sleep, to drink, to take some action to cease the struggle. The mind will also, on different days, look for the cause of the pain and struggle. When you wonder, "Why is today so hard", your mind looks externally to others for answers... The question can easily become, "Who is making my life so hard". Both reactions have there pits and traps, both are equally often foolish wastes of time and potential. Regardless, life can be hard and our mind will naturally begin solving this problem.