We live in an age where we compete by stress levels. The more stressed we are, the more important we feel about ourselves. Have you ever tried telling anyone that you are just about to throw in the towel, only to be told that XYZ has a more important position than you, imagine how much stress they might be in and that it’s just a phase or it’s all in your head. You just need to try harder. If they can deal with it so can you. If you remind these people, how that person makes more money than you, you are branded as irresponsible or just lazy.
It doesn’t matter how hard you try, but if you’re unhappy it is game over. Don’t think about what people are doing in Africa or Antarctica. This is your journey, even if you are mildly entitled. You need to be grateful and not take anything for granted, but that doesn’t mean you’ll have to keep comparing your situation with everybody who is less blessed than you.
This new phase of life has taught us many new lessons. There are very few of us who actually experienced something as devastating as a pandemic. That, coupled with several natural disasters, impacting our lives on a personal level, is a lot of process. What we can do for ourselves, is to keep our sanity, as we tame the jungles within before taking on the jungle out there.