Somewhere in the spectrum of time, society moved from being happy with what we have to wanting something more. At that moment, the discourse became the search for something better. The irony is most searches end where they begin and we realize everything we wanted we had but did not know it.
We spend too much time trying not to waste time and too little time enjoying the little things. All parents want to give their kids more than they had so they can have a better life. We then spend our time with friends lamenting the good old days gone by. Maybe having less, gives us more.
The problem with always thinking there is something better than what we have is the sense of entitlement we gain. We believe we are entitled to what we have as we search for something better. That way of thinking is self-defeating. We are not entitled to anything. We need to earn what we have and, only then, will we appreciate what we have.
We are born with certain talents and it is incumbent upon us to make the most of those talents. We granted the talents to open door, but not granted open doors to use our talents. Life is not fair. It never was and it never will be. Rather than look for Life to become fair look to give yourself a fair opportunity by working hard and making the most of your talents.
It sounds naïve, I know. We can spend our days searching for something better or realize something better is in front of us if we take the time to earn it.