I am not one to preach to others about the choices we make, but I have recently evaluated how I spend my time, i.e., my energy.
It was not a particularly pleasant exercise, and did not leave me feeling warm and fuzzy about the focus of my life.
Here are some examples from my own life where I think I "overspend" my energy:
Worrying about stuff that "might" happen.
Anxiety about world events (and elections).
Jealousy of others who get attention that I want for myself
Envy of others who have in their lives what I wanted in mine.
Politics...listening to politicians and discussing political views with ANYONE!
Religion...listening to preachers and discussing religious views with ANYONE!
Being UPSET about the fanatical people who populate our World, Country, State, Town, Neighborhood.
Buying and owning STUFF.
Taking care of and maintaining STUFF.
Deciding what to wear, how long to grow my hair, and whether or not to have a beard/moustache.
CARING ABOUT WHO CARES!
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