Dissatisfaction comes from not having what you want. Not enough money, friends, good fortune, or whatever. In other words, not meeting self expectation.
But how about what we have? In dissatisfaction, the illusive crowds out the actual. Like perhaps our health, family, or other “mundane” stuffs.
All too common to forget what we have while chasing the if only’s. The sad truth is that when we lose what we have, we wake up and realize it is too late.
So perhaps the have and have not’s are two sides of the same coin. This way we can keep ourselves grounded in reality and avoid taking things for granted.
How do you keep your expectation in check?