There are three ways of seeing life. In one, people stick fast. In another, they go to excess. In the third, they see correctly.
In the first way, people take pleasure in all the things of life — in possessions and happenings, in families and continuation. When a teaching is proclaimed that advises non-attachment and going beyond the dictates of the self, their heart does not leap up and they are not drawn to it.
In the second way, people are afflicted by hatred of life. Just as attached to life, they nonetheless revile it and make a bad thing of it to excess.
In the third way, people see life as it is — forever being and ceasing to be. They accept it willingly but are not attached and do not despair. It is they who begin to know the unconditioned.
— Itivuttaka Sutta