Kristen, this is very much the Western modern mindset where we believe we won’t be happy until we have the house, car, kids, and then retire. Then—and only then—will we have the time necessary to be happy. It’s such a strange mindset to have that “I should be miserable and keep my nose the the grind for 20–30 years” when no one knows whether they’ll even have that much time on the earth. Great thoughts and thanks for reading.

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