Life is suffering. Enjoy it while you can. We may be licensed to reason in this way since there is no denying the initial proposition, but it isn’t only that life is suffering.
Why? Because, as Peterson says, “there is no faith and no courage and no sacrifice in doing what is expedient.”
I’m not saying the hustle is necessarily bad, but it is not inherently good.
Meaningful means giving candid feedback and having uncomfortable conversations with people in my life.
Meaningful means nurturing business relationships with the long game in mind, not just quick wins.
Meaningful means being present with my kids and remembering that the days may seem long but the years are short.
Meaningful means pursuing my wife by giving her the best of me, not the leftovers at the end of the day.
Meaningful means creating more than consuming.