Stories we tell ourselves about personal identity and what we are capable of doing are only as powerful as we allow them to be.
Priorities make all the difference. I might covet something that another person has, but a lot of the time, I won’t be willing to go through the required process to acquire that attribute or object.
For example, a particular sort of status could seem to be desirable to me from a distance, but in actual fact, I have no interest in associating with the social groups that can give me access to that sort of profile.
Listening to a wise and mature artist recently made me reflect about the link between aspirations and the things one needs to focus on in order to make them happen.
‘Sometimes when the wrappings fall, there’s nothing underneath at all’ is a succinct thought.