A Cup & Coffee
This was the most exquisite and Wisest of all the stories I’ve heard so far. I was in Disneyland management and landed my position very young. Funny enough, I completely bought the Great American Myth: Power, position, title; money, house, cars, toys, et al., were all I thought that “really” mattered. Yet I learned the hard way that what is truly important is not all the fru-fru we are brainwashed into thinking are all important; that the unimportant and tangible is all that mattered; what a very pretty hook I chose to bite on!
What matters is not what seems so seductive, so absolutely perfect and what turns others pea-green with envy. Rather, it is accepting what seems less than desirable and imperfect. Moreover, not even a very much-desires spot in the soulless and rapacious “Happiest Place on Earth” (so it’s called) will actually make one HAPPY, which •IS• THE REALITY of what life’s needs to be all about.
I often reflect upon all the suffering I chose to take, rather than focus on drinking from reality and thus strive for what would actually make me happy.