It’s the weirdest phenomenon I think I’ve ever seen. We set goals, make plans and work hard to create a life that is simple and as stress-free as possible.
Yet it seems like the same things that we thought would set us free actually enslave us over time to a life of strife, worry and fear.
Who knows when or how or where it starts? You see it as early as elementary school. Kids compare what they have or wear with their classmates. By the time they’re in high school, it’s cars and clothes.
Then, it’s getting into the best college. It seems to take a break when we get our first full-time job. Maybe that’s because our focus is on mere survival and enjoying life for its own sake. But as soon as survival is assured, the race is on again.
The rat race takes