There are two things that are essential in cultivating a happy life: striving towards a sense of mastery and building great relationships.
The irony of it all is that the need for that chase comes from a part of a person that is dangerously unfulfilled, and in that state, they can never truly find what they’re looking for. In fact, they’re blinded to all the actual love around them.
What we need to understand is this: We are not the skills, traits, or successes we use to adorn our own egos.
I’m not typically a competitor in the privilege Olympics, but let’s be real about who has it harder here.