So Crates

While driving, I was thinking about this step I’m taking, this amazing leap that to some seems so out of bounds, so in the air, I pondered:

We are conditioned to believe we are not above struggle, we are not above heartache, almost as if it is pain that defines life. Tell me why is it we do not see the same commonplace, the same conditioning on happiness?

I no longer ask pain, why me. I ask happiness, why not.