So, what is your lot in life? Is it predetermined, even allotted? Perhaps by genetics and early childhood experiences…but what about free will?
I had a friend who — once a terrorist attack happened in her city — declared “The city is ruined for me now. I have to move.” I pointed out that, in the years before the attack, many lower-profile outrages and atrocities had happened day after day. She just wasn’t aware of them. Nothing changed…except her perception — that everything had changed.
If you’ve ever bought a new car — did you all of a sudden notice all the other cars or the same type or color on the road?
Ditto when you have a new baby.
Nothing outside has really changed except for your perception.
So, what do you think is your lot in life?
Might make sense to consider this. A lot.