You should try dying
Before you get all crazy on me, I’m not saying you should go try to commit suicide. What I’m saying is that you should go out and learn what it’s like to almost die…keyword..ALMOST.
Until you really understand what it’s like to almost lose your life, you will never really be able to fully experience the life you have. Don’t believe me? Then go out and prove me wrong! Go out and ask people that have nearly died due to disease, an accident, or at the hands of someone else. Go out and talk to someone that is “disabled.”
When you do go out and talk to these people you will find out that they live some of the happiest lives imaginable. You will learn that when you realize that you don’t have control of your life in the grand scheme of things, then, and only then, will you begin to start to be truly happy for what you have each and every day.
Things like petty arguments and people cutting you off don’t seem to be as big of deal anymore. You learn to not “sweat the small stuff” and let things slide on by. This doesn’t mean that you’re always easy going. Many successful people were fortunate to learn this lesson early in life and in doing so they learned to prioritize the important things in their life above the other stuff.
One of the most important things that you learn when you almost die is that there are so many things in life that you CAN’T control and it makes no sense going through life trying to control them. This alone frees up so much time and energy that you can spend doing other things…things that will make you happy.
If you haven’t faced a near death experience, or an experience in your life where you practically lost everything, then I pray that you are able to learn that lesson without having to go through the experience, but if you do go through it, you’ll be happy that you did one day.