…nious, as if my flexible lifestyle weren’t madepossible by innovators in Silicon Valley and beyond. It’s just that sometimes I think about how each of us could be living a life different from the one we’re living — a life that would actually make us happier — yet we have no way of knowing about it. We’re like dogs that haven’t figured out that the doggy door isn’t just a solid wall.
So true. You keep your mind open to alternative lives when you occasionally entertain “What if” and “How would I” questions.
Just realize that sometimes the answers to those questions suddenly seem entirely plausible. Then, before you know it, you’ve packed up and left your old life behind. I did that a little over a year ago.