In one of his talks or interviews – I've never been able to trace where I first heard it – the author and podcaster Sam Harris recalls being in the middle of a long session of moaning to a friend, about all the crap he was dealing with at the time, when she interrupted him. "Hold on," she said (or words to this effect). "Are you still under the illusion that you'll one day reach a point in your life where you no longer have any problems?"
I really enjoyed this piece! I found it highly relatable as I often find myself amazed at the fact that I still delude myself into thinking I’ll reach some point where I’ll no longer have any problems. This seems to be a trick I constantly play on myself.
Thank you for putting the experience into words