Everyone is selling you a narrative

work harder

don’t work so hard

enjoy your weekends

go on vacations

hang out with friends

play sports

watch sports

eat healthy

be vegan

fast

run more

bike to work

donate to charity

change the world

make an impact

We can argue about whether they’re right or wrong. But in every case, the people selling the narrative benefit from it in some way.

Some leave the world better off, others may not. Though even that may be a narrative as well. Luckily you have the power to control the narratives that you will believe and which you will leave behind.