“When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.” ~Arthur Conan Doyle.
That quote is the basis of how our friend Sherlock Holmes identified the real villains in his chosen profession as a master detective; however, the same theory can be applied to life. Allow me to explain.
The Majority of people cannot possess everything, it’s not impossible but, if you owned everything in the world you would need a million life-times to enjoy them; now, that’s impossible. That being the case people must eliminate the things they do not want so that they may concentrate on the people and things they need in their life. “The man who has everything appreciates nothing.” ~Anon
This leads me to the quote, “Life begins at forty.” It’s quite true for most people because they spend the first forty years of their lives identifying what they do not want which gives them the drive to concentrate on the things that are really important to them. Life really can be a process of elimination. It begins with, I want, I want, I want and ends with, life’s too short.
I’ll leave you with one final thought; There is one destination we will all reach one day; the trick is to not concentrate on the destination so much that you do not enjoy the journey. Learn to have fun while you can.