I woke up this morning in my king sized bed and went to get my coffee in the kitchen. It was already waiting for me because I programmed the coffee maker the night before so it would be brewed at precisely the right time for my optimal enjoyment.
Some mornings I’ll even pre-order a Starbucks coffee from my phone so when I get there it’ll be waiting for me at the counter. Click. No more lines. It’s like magic. Finally I’ll take a seat at my desk, looking at my two huge 27″ monitors, and begin my work day.
After work I sometimes sit on my couch and watch a show. It doesn’t matter what show because any movie, any series, and any video I desire is a couple of clicks away. Within a few seconds I can be enjoying it all on my 60″ television which I have mounted over my fireplace. Which, by the way, I can control by simply flipping a switch.
On weekends I might drive downtown for dinner and a couple of drinks, with some of those drinks being quite pricey. In warmer weather I’ll sometimes sit outside and listen to live music, not pricey at all but free.
I eventually get tired though so I return to my king sized bed. But before I do, I make sure to turn my air conditioning down to a level my parents would never even consider.
It’s not a bad life. But despite all of these creature comforts, I still hear and see far too many examples of entitlement, especially over the past few years. Jeff Bezos is now considered worse than Satan himself, yet millions of us, probably the majority of us, order from Amazon on a regular basis propelling his net worth higher and higher.
I think I used to have some anger towards those who took a much bigger piece of the pie for dessert. But not for quite a while. It no longer serves a purpose.
Now, I can honestly say I don’t spend one minute of one day ever feeling bitter or sorry for myself when I see someone else with a higher net worth, a nicer house, or a better lifestyle. I just don’t care anymore. My focus is on raising my game. Not judging theirs. Hypothetically, if they had less, would I have more? Not likely. If they gave all of their money away, would the world be a perfect place to live? Even less likely.
I appreciate what I have. There will always be those with more. Sometimes a lot more. But just because they have more, doesn’t mean I don’t have enough.
Have a great Monday and a great week everybody,