The teachings of the Buddha emphasize the importance of facing reality as it is in order to find true happiness. This means that we must be willing to accept the truth of our situation, no matter how difficult or uncomfortable it may be. We must also be willing to take responsibility for our actions and the consequences of them. It is only when we can accept reality and our role in it that we can start to make positive changes and find true happiness. When we try to ignore or deny reality, we only create more unhappiness and suffering for ourselves. We must look at the world around us and our lives honestly, and then strive to make the best of the situation. Only then can we find true peace and joy.