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In our society today we believe that successful individuals have the most perfect comfortable and what seems an effortless path toward a good life They get good grades in school go to one of the best colleges graduate and later find a high paying job which will lead them towards a more fulfilling life However In the novel Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse Siddhartha experiences great suffering in exchange for wisdom and fulfillment through his relationship with Kamala and the loss of his son Unlike how we depict intelligent people today Siddhartha actually went through a great deal of pain in order to find enlightenmentIn order for Siddhartha to have achieved true fulfillment in his life he had to experience many hardships and ordeals Whiling living with Kamala for several years he was still more clever and intellectual than other peoples but he rarely laughed and gradually his face assumed the expressions which are so often found among rich people the expressions of discontent of sickliness of displeasure of idleness of lifelessness Slowly the soul sickness of the rich crept over him Hesse 62 His slow but increasingly despair while living with Kamala was one of the few ordeals he had to overcome Siddhartha gradually despised the lifestyle he had in the city He found himself so absorbed in the average persons problems When he was a Samana he never had worries such as money This situation would later in the novel aid Siddhartha in his realization before he is about to kill himself in the river Another scene that accurately depicts Siddharthas suffering He saw his face reflected in the quietly moving water Had his father not also suffered the same pain that he as now suffering for his son Hesse 107 Here Siddhartha is feeling intense sadness for the loss of his son But through this pain he was able to see that he had also done the same to his own father
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