This is going to sound weird, but hear me out... I'm often envious of wildlife. Like, life is SO simple for them; they either survive, or they don't. Black and white. If they find some food to eat, and nothing eats them in return, well that's a pretty dang good day! Even as a kid, I remember fantasizing living in a hunter-gatherer society. And a big part of me still enjoys the thought, to be honest. Because it goes back to that simplicity; I'd have my tribe, who protects me and I protect them. And we basically just need shelter, clean water and food. And if we don't die, that's really freaking awesome. Don't get me wrong, modern life definitely has its perks. Running water? So handy! A king size memory foam bed? The best. Medicinal advancements to keep me from dying from the common cold? Highly enjoyable. BUT, we've also gone and made life really complicated. And, while I admit that I don't think regressing all the way back to the Stone Age is the solution, I have a sneaking suspicion that we would be much better off if we simply got back to the basics.
"The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less."