Often when people think of “having it all”, they imagine themselves in a better place, with more things, and more experiences to have. Usually people joke, saying, “Oh, if I could have it all, it would be a vacation to Hawaii and a lifetime supply of cash.” That is attainable. To be so wealthy that there’s nothing on this moss-covered rock that we live on we could not afford. Is it the same as “having it all”?
Money can buy happiness, but happiness is a finite thing just as money. I know that is a counter-intuitive statement for somebody who follows Epictetus’ Stoic teachings, but I firmly believe that boredom is the catalyst of happiness. If one remains active in mind and body – one can stave off the dripping jowls of boredom’s menace.
To me, “having it all” is simply to live a persistent state of happiness and activity. I personally cannot function without positivity. Without positivity, and happiness, I have nothing at all. I am as hollow as my ex-girlfriend.
Having it all? Smile, love yourself, go outside, breathe, and find what makes you happy. Then you will know what it feels like to have it all.