Short-Term Contentment. Long-Term Hunger.

Short Term Contentment Long Term Hunger

That’s something I’ve been living by for the past few years. I like this life philosophy because it inspires me to improve in the long term, but also reminds me to be content with my current life. Contentment is hard in a world obsessed with more.

I didn’t have that short-term contentment in the past. For as long as I can remember, I always wanted to have a better life.

  • I wanted to get more degrees
  • Read more books
  • Earn more money
  • Visit more countries
  • Put on more muscles
  • Run more miles
  • And so forth

It was always more, more, more. When I got my high school diploma, I didn’t care. I said, “College is the real deal.” So I went to college and got a degree, and still, I didn’t care. “Got to get a post-grad degree.”

It was weird because I was the first college graduate in my immediate family. My family came to the graduation ceremony and my parents were very happy.

I’m not the kind of person who likes to celebrate things most other people like to celebrate. To me, it was just part of the process. While others were celebrating their graduation, I was mostly preparing for the next big thing.

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