Once one thing is accomplished, another sought after accomplishment takes its place, one after another without end. Just like the trays at a cafeteria, no matter how many trays you pull out, another one is right under it, over and over and over again. What frustration that must cause. Their lives become a sad history book as Winston Churchill wrote, “One damn thing after another”. And it is not only situations, but it is one thought after another. That is why people’s lives seem so out of balance.
When good events happen, they take it for granted and move on. But when tragedy or disappoint strikes, they are tumbled over so easily. As you mature and grow in consciousness of the reality of the world, you will learn to be disattached. The more you become disattached, the more free you will become.
As a young person, you will begin in the world of objects, and then hopefully move into the world of non-judgmental consciousness. Hopefully, you will start to become conscious of “being conscious” and drop expectations and drop your past…and hence your ego.
Whenever you are upset about a person, situation, or event, the real cause is not the aforementioned, it is rather a loss of perspective. Think about it in this way: There is a forest fire, and you may view it as a horrible event. But the Universe needed the fire in order to grow and as such the trees had to be demolished by fire, the classic “slash and burn” example. It is the will of the forest, and for the good of nature.
Consider what happened when the Earth was practically buried under water and the continents sprung up called “land”. If you were a fish, and could not adapt to the changes, perhaps you viewed this as a negative (the beginning of land appearing) and a terrible event. But if you see the bigger picture, you will see that Nature provided evolution to some fish that climbed out of the water and began to grow legs and inhabit the dry land.