Know that life encompasses much more than focusing on our selfish desires, but about helping others. There is genocide and myriads of other tragic horrors going on right now throughout the world. Our lives are not as bad as they may seem, putting problems into proper perspective. Be appreciative for struggles, while seeking out solutions. Reality may be challenging at times, although it is the only place offering real joy and aliveness. Listen to your heartfelt feelings and pains—what are they trying to tell you?