Everyone has the ability to live better life but that depends on the wise use of life’s various tools.
The key is to realize that thoughts, emotions, and knowledge are all life’s tools, and as human beings we are their masters, not slaves. The so-called “I” is simply a collection of habitual thoughts; if these thoughts cannot bring you a better life then it’s time to set them aside.
It is you who give your sponge mind certain smell and then insist on it; however this smell is not the nature of who you are. You need to be able to squeeze dry the sponge so that it can absorb something new – this means that should let go anything once it is done.