And boy, does it smell good.
And that means that we have the option of letting those distractions from letting us enjoy life for what it is. The default is to be stressed out about the crap we end up stepping in on our way to wherever we are headed. The thorn in the flesh. The Starbucks drink that wasn’t made just right. The slightly rude comment we allow to ruin our day.
Though all that really matters in life are the very things we being distracted from. That’s not fair to the things that do matter. It’s not the fault of the distractions.
It’s our fault. For paying for attention to the annoyances in life more than the small wonders and experiences and people that actually make us happy.
Besides, the people that actually do have enough money, the movie stars, the rock stars, the people who don’t deserve our worship that we give anyway, often it’s their lives tend to come across as empty, broken, and lacking. Even desperate sometimes. We worship them, yet we don’t respect them outside of their fame, money, success, and talent. That’s why “celebreality” shows exist.
What is normal, anyway? A chaotic life where things are not perfect, where money is always lacking, but solid, meaning relationships are not. I bet a lot of millionaires wish they could be normal. Like us.