If we really examine our everyday lives we can see that neutral kinds of moments when we do not have particularly strong feelings of either happiness or suffering probably constitute the majority of our experience. In addition to that, we often experience times when we are plagued by anxiety and worries, and we have to bear a lot of hardships. There are also a lot of times when we are sick or feel weary due to exertion. So, looking at the overall situation, we can see that the majority of our existence is characterised by pain and suffering more than by ephemeral moments of happiness.
[~How to Follow the Path of Liberation]