A poor child receives a single gift on Christmas and is elated. A rich child receives twenty and is devastated there weren’t twenty more.
Whether you’re happy about the election or not, the result is the same. You cannot change it.
So, as in a fast marathon when a blister develops at mile 20, you have a choice: focus on the variables you can change – and fix the blister at the next aid station – or fume about the manufacturer of your running sock and loss of a sure PR.
Our level of happiness isn’t based upon our environment.
It’s based upon our perception of that environment.