We are all just one step away from having nothing, we can in an instant moment lose everything. Yet we spend our time wanting more and judging those we think we have more than.
We take so much for granted and we do not appreciate what we have. Always looking for more and more.
A life that is centred around appreciation of what we have and being truly grateful for it allows us to be able to deal with the unexpected. We can be at peace, no longer seeking our happiness through more or feeling better than others, which always leads to suffering.
Life goes up and down in a cycle and nothing lasts, it is all temporary.
Enjoy what you have right now and see anything else as a bonus and that will lead to lasting joy, no matter what the cycle of life brings.