It takes a certain amount of self-control to remain simple. A lot of people tend to complicate their lives by reaching for lofty internal expectations while often buckling to shallow external situations. They then attempt to medicate and soothe their resulting disappointment by at best, setting up more distractions disguised as “to-do’s,” or at worst, succumbing to any number of vices, devices, or addictions.
So keep it simple; stay humble; don’t isolate, and seek the accountability of others you trust. They’re there to help us realistically manage our expectations, and thereby steer clear of the many ditches and ruts that fuck us up.