Life is harder than anyone ever explained to me. I’m frustrated and unsure how to proceed, but what else can I do? I’m trying to be positive and keep a happy outlook, but I wish I could have certain things. I guess it’s ungrateful for me to want much more than the roof over my head, the food in my belly, and the love of my life. What more should I need? I don’t want to need things, but I feel compelled to want the material things in my life. I like collecting things, my material gain, but I dislike it at the same time. I should accept that certain things will be out of my reach until I make enough money, or I could give up material possessions. Which is much harder than it appears. The struggles of everyday life are much harder than I ever knew.