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January 29, 2024 4 mins

In this episode, Ice explains why worrying about abstract issues causes the most suffering.




  • Host & Executive Producer: Ice-T
  • Executive Producers:  Jorge Hinojosa, Stephen Michaels, Jodi Flynn, James Macnab, Ryann Lauckner & Jessi Bustillos
  • Written & Produced by James Macnab, Sandra Young & Andi Walker Ochoa
  • Edited, Mixed & Original Music by Christopher Heckman
  • Associate Producer:  Sophie Serano
  • Researchers:  Aisling Lynch, Autumn Rae & David Sanchez

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Speaker 1 (00:00):
Icey's Daily Game. It's a production of iHeartRadio. What's Suffer
Size Team. You're listening to The Daily Game, the compilation
of motivational quotes I've collected over the years that I've
found inspiring and helped me through the game of life.
Today's quote comes from an ancient Roman philosopher Seneca. This

one right here hit me. We suffer more in imagination
than in reality. Now, I guess this can be argued
because there are people out there that are truly, truly
suffering and reality. But let's talk about us that are
doing okay, that have jobs and lifes, and we're living

in a great country where we have, you know, indoor
plumbing and grocery story. Let's talk about us, not people
in third world countries or people that are in war
dealing with true suffering for more in imagination than in reality.
I always said, worrying is like putting the down payment

on a problem you may never have. You know, we
can sit up in our minds and mind fuck ourselves
into suffering that does not really exist. It doesn't really exist,
even like my job. When we're reacting, I was like,
don't confuse this with work. You know, we actually are
getting to play grown up. Make believe we come in here,

we're not lifting bricks, we're not dealing with issues and problems.
But in our brains we can sit up and suffer.
We can go through so much problem and so much
heartache that maybe hasn't even happened, but we can mind
fuck ourselves. So I always try to tell people, you know,
don't mind fuck yourself into misery. I do it. I

could be driving to work, i could be feeling so
fucked up. I'm like, man, shit is going wrong. This
is going this way, this is going that way, And
then I snatched myself up. I'm like, motherfucker, you're in
a Bentley sit Ain't that bad? The fuck's the matter
with you? This is a guy sitting on the side
of the road and had nothing to eat. Let's get perspective.

And I think everyone needs a reference point to fucked up,
Like there has to be a point in your life
where something was really fucked up, and use that reference
point next time you start to go through your suffering
and say, you know what, I've been fucked up. This
is not fucked up. I've been through some bad times.
I'm gonna pull through this you know so really, I

guess what Seneca was saying is don't let your imagination
mind fuck you into misery. In reality, you might be
doing good, you might be doing all right. That's the
real shit you said. Mind fucked yourself to think that
you and your Gucci sneakers are having a bad time.

This has been another ice coldefact from me iced tea.
Listening again tomorrow when I drop some wisdom on your
ass till then, stay safe, stay smart, and say knowing
that you have control over how you react to any situation.
I S's Daily Gaming's a production of iHeart Radio, Final

Level Entertainment and Oddity, an Asylum entertainment company. The show's
executive producer is Noel Brown. Supervising producer is Jordan run Talk.
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