The Pessimist: “What a load of shit on my lawn. I think I want to die.”
The Optimist: “What a lot of lovely manure. I think I will grow me some strawberries.”
Ultimately everything boils down to a matter of perspective. Life is never going to be easy, or to settle. I love that word: ‘settle’. We are always waiting for things to ‘settle’, for things to calm down. We strive for security, for safety. We want enough money, a big enough house, a car that befits our status. But no matter how much we have, we always want more. ‘Enough’ is like a mirage we see on a hot dry road. When we finally that spot we find that the mirage is just a short distance away. Just like that mythical ‘enough’ type creature. Things are never going to be perfect. It all boils down to Poop Vs. Manure.
But, if you are able to hack your sense of perspective, look at problems as opportunities, at troubles as simply bumps on a road that leads somewhere awesome, then you get a life full of strawberries. I am not saying it is easy to do, but it is worth it. Look back on your life; see how the shit in your life has made you stronger, more experienced, and hopefully a better more compassionate person. Look at the positive side of things. Do it for the world; do it for love; do it for the strawberries.