Just today I was talking to Kurt about how I wished that I’d been more driven and focused when I was younger. He asked me why and all I could say is so I would be more successful now.
You see, it is easy to lament the laziness of my youth or of the decisions I made. The subject of MATH was my downfall from early on. I was talking to him about, well, really it doesn’t matter so I won’t bog you down with it. Anyway, as the conversation went back and fourth, I realized that the way things went was exactly as it should in my past. You see, Kurt was my math savior and taught it to me for the first time ever. Since I loved him so much, I couldn’t skip a tutoring session. Plus, I knew my college degree was depending on it. WHY all this? Call me immature or whatever you wish but it was the lure SUCCESS (you know, money, financial security, all the worldly trappings).
Who knew that twice, no, three
times, I would hear, “Well, this is ORANGE COUNTY” as a statement of approval to being materialistic? I certainly didn’t think I would within 1 week.
It is true that Orange County is wealthy but that’s a statistic. You know, with a distribution.
Here’s the thing: My lifestyle is not yours. Neither is my weight, my house, my family, my friends, my clothes, and so on– AND vice-versa.
Contentment says: “Good for you. I am me and I am glad.” That is what I am practicing. I encourage you to do it, too.
Whoever loves money never has money enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with his income. This too is meaningless. Ecclesiastes 5:10