Reflecting On An Email I Sent Out Over A Year Ago

Mike Coval
April 22, 2021

I can't remember exactly when I sent that email out, but it was within the last year and a half.

I talked about how we create these ideas of what happiness is and how we get married these ideas.

Often times either the idea comes to fruition and we realize that we're no happier than we were before OR time goes on, we learn more about ourselves and figure life out a bit more and our previous idea of what happiness is no longer appeals to us.

Well, in that email I spoke about how when I was 19 my idea of happiness was "working 40 hours per week at Bally's Total Fitness, making $80k per year, and driving an F-150" (it still makes me laugh). I spoke about how at the time of the email none of those things were true in my life at 33 or 34 years old (my age at the time I wrote it) and yet, I was happier than I could have ever imagined without any of those things happening in my life.

Fast forward to now. I finally got an F150 and have had it for 6 months. The F150 has had zero impact on my happiness.

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