A more fruitful pursuit could be observing the all the beautiful things of another person. I guess it doesn't take much energy and brings peace to our hearts. I mean, if the rose is blooming so beautifully, why strain our eyes to look only at the thorns beneath? :)
Confucius once said, "Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it."
Everybody likes to think they have something beautiful. And often, it is true that there is at least one beautiful thing about a person. If we clear our prejudice and take time to observe the world beyond ourselves, we might see that we will come to a complete agreement with Confucius.
Millions of people go hungry everyday. Millions more die of hunger.
If we waste too much time and energy on meaningless pursuits, we might miss out on really understanding what it is like to be part of this world community.
There are days when we feel as though activities and things are pulling us in all five directions. And in these times, it could be easy to become people who complain too much and leave our manners behind the bunk of our cars.
But I think we are all blessed. It is just that we forget to count our blessings often enough.