I met a young lady who told me she wishes she had my life and that it seems I have it easy doing what I do. My response to her was, "Girl I make it look easy, because it damn sure ain't."
Everyone has a backstory to tell - and it ain't always pretty. You see me posing effortlessly in a picture sporting a fly outfit and you may think "she's got it all." But what you don't see is the intricate process involved in putting everything together just to be able to take that picture. Or what you don't know is right before I took those fierce pictures, I probably just got through checking my bank account in hopes that a brand exhibited professionalism and paid an invoice on time only to find out that they hadn't. You have no idea what is going on behind the scenes because all you see is the finished picture, and all you know is what you've presumed.
A fun thing I like to do is watch documentaries/interviews or read autobiographies/biographies on celebrities. It's interesting learning about their history. Almost all of these wealthy, successful people that I read or watch a documentary/interview about have dealt with some type of traumatic experience that I would not EVER want to encounter. For instance - I've learned that Oprah was raped when she was younger, comedian/actress Tiffany Haddish was a product of foster care and dealt with an abusive mother and husband, comedian Monique was living out of her car for a while, and soul legend Bobby Womack (google him youngsters) lost one son to a suicide, another infant son to suffocation and his brother was killed by a jealous girlfriend. Crazy huh?!
I write all of this to drive my point home about being grateful for your life. Yes someone else's life can seem so enticing on the surface, but you never know what experiences constitute the person you see or what downfalls may have motivated the art they create.