While walking past some roadworks I noticed this sign. 

  
While it is possible to improve our samsara existence to a certain extent, it is still like sitting on a needle. No matter how much you adjust your position, it will always be uncomfortable. 

There is no true happiness in samsara and instead of blaming the weather, politicians, history or enemies, I should remember that the true enemy is the ignorant mind of self-grasping. If I want to carry out some improvements in my quality of life, I need to reduce my self-grasping ignorance. And if I want to find permanent freedom from samsara, I need to abandon self-grasping entirely. 

May all living beings be free from self-grasping.