It’s a natural reaction to tell ourselves a story that shrinks the challenges we face. We do this to create bite-size chunks, to make things digestible.
Yet, with this pattern, we begin to believe that our problems are not worthy of being problematic. I mean look at the state of the world? This economy? Why should anyone care? We have bigger things to deal with.
This train of thought overtime makes us feel worse and worse about ourselves. Perpetuating the downward spiral of negative thought patterns.
The alternative is we can expand our vision.
When we begin to see that the world/universe is much bigger than the world we operate in, our problems have this ability to fade.
Perspective changes everything. Same problems different lens.
Pillars of Creation captured by NASA