555 Days Towards Level 9000: Day 65.
Time Awake: 6:56 a.m.
I made a trek out into the city today, the Union Square area, to take care of some business. Recording a video in the city, with tons of strangers around, was unnerving and I felt tense. Perfect reason to do just that!
And I did.
Part of being in New York City is seeing homeless people. It’s a regular occurrence to see such people, sadly. They’re ended up in this state — some willingly, some unwillingly, all from different paths in Life.
On rare occasion, a homeless person will speak with me on the street. Today, a man with a huge bushy beard and long hair walked by my and stared right at me. He didn’t say anything. He simply stared, grinned slightly, and kept moving.
I immediately thought how that could easily be me, if I were to become less diligent in maintaining my Life and pushing towards constant growth.
Then I became introspective and thought about my complaints. I realized that I have nothing to complain about, really. I have a house. I have a shower. Clean clothes. Regular food.
That homeless dude did not have access to all those things regularly.
My complaints are not comparable. I complain because Life isn’t moving at the pace I’d prefer. I complain because I don’t have enough money. I complain…for nothing, really. I have nothing to complain about.
A random homeless dude reminded me of this, without saying a word.