Master Don Juan
- May 3, 2013
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im sure their lives aren’t perfect, no one’s is, but the idea of not being absolutely beholden to the quest for survival….for most people not blessed like this, just being able to retire before say age 65 is a dream. Whereas others in their 40s are paying off mortgages. Realistically what problems can you have?The people you are looking at and comparing probably aren't living as carefree, happy and easy as you perceive them to be. You only really see the side they are presenting to the world. On the other side you seem to be doing vastly better than the majority of people out there. Not sure why someone would feel embarrassed if their parents did well. Would you want your child to feel that way about you if you worked hard to give them a comfortable life? Do you feel ashamed or embarrassed being born in a western country as opposed to poverty in a 3rd world country?
Might be hard, but it is completely wasted energy to spend it on comparing what you have to others. There are always going to be people doing better and worse no matter where you are in life. Focus on what you can be grateful for as opposed to what is lacking would be my only advice
yes it is wasted energy, just waking up early and getting home late, being tired, when I’ve done the right thing by and large whereas many others have been lazy AF and don’t need to….I think the optimism of my youth is waning and I’m realising my old adage that anyone can succeed with effort isn’t strictly true: A lot of your outcomes and quality of life has nothing to do with what you’ve personally done.
acceptance is key and you’re right, I probably have had things better than 3rd world countries but poverty is relative and there are a ton of people in the 3rd world who in relative terms have things better.