The secret of being miserable is to have the leisure to bother about whether you’re happy or not.

A younger Anangsha believed getting into a good college would be her “happily-ever-after”. Then, I struggled to get that “dream job”. Next, I started wondering how amazing it’d be if I chased my passion.

And just like that — for all of us — the cycle keeps repeating. When we’re settled into one feeling, one relationship, one job, we always wonder what next.

While it’s an inherent part of being human, we can never be truly happy if we’re dissatisfied with our present.

Instead of looking for flaws, it’s better to be grateful for what you have. It’s possible to upgrade the present without running away from it. But first, you need to appreciate how fortunate you are.

Trust me, millions of people would do anything to be where you are now.

3x Author, Engineer, 2x Quora Top Writer. I make videos about self-improvement, body positivity & feminism on YT & IG. anangsha.substack.com | IG: anangsha_

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