The Buddha instructed us to follow the middle way —to avoid extreme measures in any situation. We need not be resentful, disgusted, or pessimistic in life, but we should not see life as perfect either. Wealth and relationships are neither good nor bad on their own; whether they become good or bad depends on the mind. If we look upon wealth, relationships, and other worldly pursuits with equanimity, our life will be that much happier.
~Luminous Wisdom Book Series 9: The Significance of Buddhist Philosophy Today