Why would you want somebody else’s life? You don’t know the sorrows and pain one’s life might bring. No one is exempt from facing trials and tribulations. If you haven’t faced them during your childhood, it’ll surely show up in your adulthood. If you’re lucky, you’ll have the pleasure of facing them all your life.
Some people do have glamorous lives and really do enjoy them, but you don’t know what they had to endure to get there. Would you trade your mediocre life with your soul mate for her lavish life purchased with her husband’s insurance money? Did you know that those trips come at the expense of taking trips to the clinic to treat cancer? Does your love for bling make you want to give up your wedding ring? You wish you could afford her wardrobe, but do you want her weight problem? Can you take all those punches to sip fine wine with celebrities? Would you trade your brother or sister’s life for temporary tangible things? Are you aware of the impact of not having a father may have had on that guy with the Benz and all those businesses? Could you handle a typical day of his? Do you ever imagine all the stress that comes from him working so much? When he does steal some vacation time, he deserves it. In the meantime, you just work your 8 to 10 hours a day and still get to visit your biological father on the weekends.
These are only a few of the many life situations. If life was so perfect for those you covet, people would be walking around wearing mismatched shoes because everyone wants something someone else has. If this wasn’t true, plastic surgeons would not have so much business, beauty supply stores would be out of business, Weight Watchers wouldn’t have so many commercials, Anytime Fitness would close at some point, celebrities would look just like us, and the word competition probably wouldn’t exist. Everyone is competing for something, whether it be money, power, respect, compliments, looks, love, or attention. What are you competing for and why? Is it for the betterment of others or the betterment of you? If an upgrade to your lifestyle won’t upgrade your role in society or your community, then you probably don’t need it any way. Everything of this world is ephemeral, but eternal life is forever.
“Make sense of what you do, and make every cent count.”
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