Why are we running? Yes this may strike to you as why this question? What does this mean? But it is something that I observed! When we are kids, we want to grow up fast, be an adult. Thinking we will get some freedom. In adulthood we think about promotions and a perfect partner. In middle age about children. Old age is property issues or health problems or loneliness. This habit is to such an extent that we never live the moment and think about the next. In school thinking about getting into a good college then to a good job then to promotions and this goes on. Just stop for a minute! Yes planning for the future is essential but not at the cost of your present. Live your childhood, better study and acquire knowledge in college. Jobs and properties and children will happen eventually as a by product! Failures and emotional breakdowns are also part of the process. It will all happen. But it all depends on how you look at it! Try to figure out your stabilizer! The one that calms your storms. It may be a person or book or place or spirituality or faith. Because at the end of the day even a optimistic person needs optimism! Balance is what is required in living the moment and using it being aware and productive for the future. You have the solutions to your problems alone and only you have the potential to balance. The mind is what needs to dealt with. Take a pause everyday to introspect and improve. Keep trying! I'm too!