Harris, Dawkins and Co. spent a great amount of time arguing against something that was wrongly argued for. The new atheists. They were clever enough to know they were right verses the Abrahamic faiths. There was always one slight problem with their position. We all knew it, intuitively. What was it? Their flat out ignorance of Eastern philosophy.
Dual or nondual. Buddhism be it mayahana or not. Ignorant and Blissfully so.
The majority of the vendanta schools are atheistic. The polytheism is even not actually. As vishnu, shiva, it all ends back to brahman. You mother****er
Although, Don't expect the next one to be better as doing so means it cannot be for you can't live in the now. But yeah, it ain't serious in any case.
It is quite serious if you take it seriously.
It seems achievable to at least not make suffering worse than it needs to be. Dwelling on yesterday's stubbed toe is at least double the necessary suffering, and is easily avoidable. Same goes for worrying about unalterable facts.
The only good that comes of it is that it gives people who've nothing of note to talk about something to talk about. They could become better storytellers* to make people want to interact with them, but that is a lot of work.
When walking in the forest on a curving path it's important to realize that the direction of the path you're on, as well as side paths perpendicular to it, change direction. It's good to have a compass. I suppose a GPS tracker could also help.
So what? People seek to suffer in all sorts of ways. Climbing a mountain, going to the South Pole, running a marathon, etc. Are they all making a big mistake?
Physical discomfort isn't quite the same thing as suffering. Wallowing in self-pity about past misfortunes or anxiously awaiting future ones seem to be fairly pointless forms of suffering. Suffering for the sake of suffering.
Marathoners at the very least get to eat extra pasta and make smug faces at fat people.
There is a point that I am leaving out about not being sure whether it is a skill like plugging in a USB device the right way or a skill like wiggling ears. I'm not entirely convinced that it is a skill that everyone can learn.