Let wisdom be your shadow:
At sunrise, yellow,
Like omelettes and jams from mom;
At midday, white,
Like lace, linens and lunch breaks;
At sunset, orange,
Like tickles and pups to walk you home;
At nighttime, grey,
Like warm cloaks of dad's goodnight tuck.
Putting problems at the center of our decision-making changes everything. It’s not about the self anymore. It’s about what you can do and how you can be a valuable contributor. People working on the biggest problems are compensated in the biggest ways. I don’t mean this in a strict financial sense, but in a deeply human sense. For one, it shifts your attention from you to others and the wider world. You stop dwelling. You become less self-absorbed. Ironically, we become happier if we worry less about what makes us happy.