“We either make ourselves miserable or we can make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.” – Carlos Castenda
One path drains and the other path strengthens. One path weights us down and the other path energises. One path saddens, the other path excites.
Your attitude will determine your destination. Happiness is attainable by anyone who chooses to attain it. I know, that sounds pretty radical in today’s razzle-dazzle society, but it is true. Years ago, people marvelled at the level of contentedness and even joy expressed by very poor people.
Kolkata, in India was famous for it’s terrible poverty, yet it also has a spirit of thankfulness and joy that surprises so many people. What they lack in possessions and wealth, they make up for in the joy of life. They, it would appear, put their efforts more into making themselves happy than the suicidal opposite.
There will always be people richer than you. There will always be people poorer than you. People who have more things. People who have fewer things. People with more friends. People with fewer friends. The question you need to answer is: “What am I going to focus on today?”
Take the part worth travelling. If the work is the same, why not? It leads to a healthier and happier you.