It is inconceivable that 1 + 2 is anything but 3. To wish that 1+2 is 4 or 10 or something else is sheer madness.
So why do we often wish for things to be different from the way they actually are? We wish for more pretty wives and richer husbands! We wish for less traffic! We wish for good bosses. We buy things we can’t afford. We even wish for better tribes and countries!
Once we truly understand and accept our reality we obtain peace of mind. We are no longer disturbed by the realities of our existence. We then choose to focus on things we can control (like how we spend our time and energy). Our lives then take on a new meaning and our purses begin to bulge.