Many people have a grand scheme of happiness for their life but often misinterpret the steps or the execution of reaching it even if they have good intention. The step we miss is that we can't reach it, that you have to choose to stand in it at all times. We work so hard towards things but never see the value of what we have to work with now. We get caught up in trying accumulate the accomplishments outside of ourselves that we will neglect the internal requirements to make sure we appreciate them and they coincide and work together. We are spoon fed from our youth to get a formal education, taught basic manners and are given a traditional outline of what friendships or relationships "are supposed to look like." Many of us know that you can have a beautiful watch but if there is no battery to operate it, its decorative, but serves no purpose. Many of us are taught what our lives are supposed to look like, which can deceive us and we will skip the steps of development to make sure that we are functional. We'd rather be accepted so we will fake it, which never is a solution to the long term. How many people have decorative occupations or marriages that they are slowly dying in, because it doesn't serve their highest good and they realize that the outlined description of what life is supposed to be according to what we've been taught by society, fucking sucks? We are told we need to possess these things but we are never taught the healing work it takes for us to make sure we are fulfilled and functional beings for ourselves or others. We get caught up in what we should possess that we often become possessed by them. Body image that causes us to do more internal harm them good. Emotional expectations that you have to hide your feelings. Spiritual standards that you must look for something outside of yourself. Intellectual standards that say, don't have too much of your own mind or you will become a problem because not everyone will get you. You are in charge of the operating system you are given in this existence. It's up to you to make sure it works, but for you firstly. Chances are if you are suffering in silence, the system is corrupt.