I really amaze myself.
This sounds great, but, unfortunately, this is not in a good way. Here I am struggling with motivation, feeling fulfilled, etc. However, I live like a king. I have access to more food than I could ever eat. I have access to more clothes than I could ever wear. I live where I am protected from wind, rain, snow, and I can run around comfortably in my underwear while it is 0 degrees outside. (I don’t get a chance to do this often as the kids frown on it 🙂 ) I shower in water that is cleaner than many people drink. I buy colored water, flavored water, carbonated water, and fermented water, while many people just want clean water. I can get in this crazy metal and glass box, and transport myself (and my junk) miles at a time, at amazing speeds. (I actually prefer the bike, which I actually ride despite the fact it is worth $30,000.) If I get sick, I have a team of expert doctors standing by to fix me. If this wasn’t enough, even after all my needs are satisfied, I have the time and money to entertain myself. I can go on trips, read, watch, play. Pretty much I see that I live like royalty if I step back and view the world as a whole. Yet, I sit here and struggle.
This isn’t to knock my situation, I think it is similar to a very mild form of depression (although as the Pepper Scale is showing, we are starting to heat it up a little). Often, I will feel a certain way, even though I know I shouldn’t. So, I’m not trying to beat myself up, but simply have compassion on myself, shift my perspective and help lift myself up.
I have the resources to help many of the people in this world who are struggling. In fact, that’s what this blog is about. I am hoping that sharing my story helps others who are struggling. The problem is, if I am always focused on me, I will not get to helping others much. I also know thinking, reading articles, thinking some more, reading some more articles, thinking yet again, etc. has not gotten me anywhere.
I need some action, to pull myself up. I have started this blog, and I hope it helps, both you and me. (It’s ‘me’ and not ‘I’ here, correct?) It will be interesting to see where this goes.
P.S. – As the image shows, according to http://www.globalrichlist.com/, with my income I am in the top ~.1% of the world’s wealthy! Call me if you want to hang out! (I’m kidding, if you haven’t figured it out, YOU are there too! If you are reading this you are probably in the top 3% or higher!)