I must agree with the obvious fact that, for the most part, letting stuff go has ended up being the easier option in life.
To some varying degree, this approach is better for me, our health and our happiness.
The older I get, the more I come to understand what a universal experience letting things go is for all of us. I will find myself in positions where things are starting to go south. But sometimes, I just don’t assume when to let it go. I had a recent Heating, Ventilation, and A/C repair experience that illustrates this tendency so undoubtedly well. I sometimes assume I can maintain things I have no supplier messing with. It may be that our dad and I were consistently tinkering on stuff together when I was a kid. However, most household components are much more complex than they were some 30 plus years ago. Recently, I attempted to maintain our Heating, Ventilation, and A/C. The Heating, Ventilation, and A/C was laboring however it still wasn’t cooling the way it should be. The air from the vents just wasn’t as cool as it normally would be. Figuring I could save some currency by not calling the local Heating, Ventilation, and A/C folks, I took a whack at it. I went to the hardware store and purchased a DIY Heating, Ventilation, and A/C recharging kit. Not knowing at all what I was doing, I ended up over filling the refrigerant and subsequently snapping something. The Heating, Ventilation, and A/C maintenance bill would have been a fraction of what it was had I not tried to do something I knew I couldn’t. Again, sometimes it’s just easier to let it go.