When we’re young it’s like we’re on a clear plain; no problems to block the path to our visions and plans. But as we grow older our problems, like trees, spring up around us; work, bills, relationships… sometimes it feels like we’re sitting in the middle of a forest, with our hopes and dreams so completely obscured that there doesn’t seem to be any way through.
Then we’ll have a “jetpack moment;” an emotional occurrence such as the death of a loved one which will launch you above the canopy and allow you to look down upon your problems, seeing them for what they really are, and putting everything into perspective.
But the jetpack will quickly run out of fuel and we’ll come back down to Earth, and more trees will spring up, and our hopes and dreams will once again be out of sight.
The trick then is to be able to strap the jetpack on at will. The ability to take a step back and objectively assess your problems is something that will have a wealth of positive repercussions, and it helps weed out those dramas in your life which really aren’t problems at all.
Life's too short to be spent worrying about trivial bullshit. Will it matter in 5 years? 1 year? 1 month? 1 week? Tomorrow? Probably not. Deal with it, move on, and enjoy every moment.