You’re never obligated to feel happy about where you are and why you’re there.
In fact, if you were satisfied with where you are and why you’re there, there would be no point to having conversations about anything else. We would all just sit around the campfire and feel good. But life is a creative process. It’s a journey that involves growing, learning, improving, and building at every turn. And this means we all have to come to grip with our starting points.
You have your starting points, I have mine, and others have theirs. Instead of using these starting points as a basis for giving up on optimism and hope, let’s use our starting points as motivation for giving everything we have to the dreams and ideals that make our lives worth living.