Gautama Buddha’s way to truth was through the question of suffering. What is it? How does it arise? Can it be ended? How can we end it? When other spiritual teachers and philosophers asked The Buddha to describe his teaching, he would answer: “I teach one thing and one thing only; suffering and the end of suffering.”
We are the Architects of our own lives. If you decide not to try to end the suffering in your life, that is still a choice you have made. Buddha said,”We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.”
The thing we must do is act. If we don’t act how can things change? “However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?,” Buddha was right about this. We are the ones who have to choose and act in order to find the truth that we seek.