When I was younger I used to wish I was a kind person. I remembered seeing gentle, kind people who were empathic and supportive of other people and wishing, more than anything that I could be just like them.
Happiness will never truly be found in meeting someone else’s expectations of what ‘a good life’ looks like. Whether that be because we’ve been influenced to pursue certain things in order to make someone else happy (like, for example, a particular career to please our...
If you’re feeling like something (or life) is off kilter then I’d really encourage you take a step back to think about how well aligned your values/preferences are with the way that you’re spending your time/energy/financial resources.
Anxiety, depression are tough to deal with. Look how much progress you have made over the years. Do not forget that almost six years ago you were coping with a load that no one your age should have to cope with.