We worry so much about forever that we forget to live today. Who knows what tomorrow will bring, let alone next week, next year, or thirty years from now. Only time can tell. So maybe worry more about how your life is kind of amazing. You exist.
Think about the little things that make you happy and try to focus more on that. Worry about how you can be kinder to yourself and others. Don’t get down on all the ways you’ve somehow fucked up along the way. Not like you can change the past so stop worrying about it so much. Easier said than done though, yes.
The world is an intensely frightening place. Lately I’ve been waking up terrified of what I’m going to hear on the commute to work – what will the people on the train be talking about? A natural disaster? A human folly created one? Hatred and greed creating blithering idiots out of the leaders of this world? Check. I think if they lived like the rest of us a little bit more they’d realize we’re just all trying to get by.
People pretty much all want the same stuff – a roof over their heads, to make sure their families are safe and a decent meal. Strip away all that excess. The greed. You don’t need so much. You need friends and family and a good laugh and a hug. A good meal.
So, focus on what makes you laugh and who you want a hug from. Focus on the next good meal and how you can be kinder to those around you.