It used to be a common complaint that one’s life was a treadmill or a rat race. It does seem that this is what our culture and education prepares us for. I have to believe that most at some time in their life had dreams that went beyond just the accumulation of tokens.
Perhaps it was great adventurers, profound discoveries, or great public service. And yet so many give up their dreams for the rat race. It is quite reasonable to expect the average rat-racer to spend as many as 30,000 hours driving in his lifetime. And except for accidents and traffic tickets, none of those hours are memorable.
You can change all that with a single thought. Change the purpose of your life to be what you are, rather than what you have, and your life becomes an adventurer. You become a type of “superhero,” in that none can take away from you what is yours by training and dedication.