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As you get older, it’s not the stuff on your highlight reel that makes you happy, but the normal stuff you do every day.
That first cup of tea in the morning. The walk after dinner with your spouse. Lunch in the office canteen with Bob from Engineering. That new yoga class.
Sure, the photos from your vacation in Paris, or the time you got a standing ovation at the conference may stand out, but those are only temporary highs.
So if you need to start improving my your life, instead of coming up with grand schemes, you might start paying more attention the little stuff.
Not to mention, trying to focus your ambition on the stuff that really matters: Being useful. Being loved. Staying healthy.
It may not sound too exciting, but over time it works far better than trying to live out a rock and roll fantasy to nowhere.
Just an observation.