This young, smart lady once told me to live my life for me. She also said that I should make myself happy, rather than worrying about what others think. Live life the way I want it. She made me realize that I didn't need to depend on anybody else to make me smile. I need to love myself because at the end of the day, I am all I got.
People tend misunderstand the concept of want from need. We don't need most of the things we want. Predominantly in today's society, we base everything off of money. We want to have a sense of instant gratification from material things; however, it's ephemeral. We compare our statuses and base our happiness on how much we are worth. Whatever happened to the little things in life? Everybody else is busy trying to survive. Money is everything? We made it like that. We let a piece of paper hold responsibility for how the world lives. Ultimately, we grew to believe that money is the source of happiness.
I don't think so.
"It's the simple things in life we forget..."