There's a really good anecdote early on in the book. It tells the story of this guitarist who got kicked out of his band just before they record their first album. He was completely devastated. On his way back to LA from New York; he decided that he would start his own band and be bigger and better than his old band. He practiced constantly; assembled a new band and recorded an album. The band became successful and actually reached global fame. His new band was Megadeath; a relatively popular and well known band. Most people would be very happy with this accomplishment. Unfortunately his previous band was Metallica; and they were much more popular and successful than Megadeath. The guitarist (Dave Mustaine) later admitted in an interview that he was still upset about being kicked out of Metallica and doesn't consider himself to be a success.
It then tells the story of Pete Best. He was the drummer who was kicked out of The Beatles and replaced by Ringo Starr just before they made it big. For years he was depressed; suicidal; and pissed off at the world. But later; he met his wife; started a family; and lived a happy and satisfying life. Eventually; he accepted the things in life that he couldn't control and took responsibility for those that he could.
The point is that you shouldn't worry about the things in your life that you can't control. Don't compare yourself to your friends or set arbitrary benchmarks like "I should be making $X per year". Don't measure your progress in life by how much money you have in the bank or how many fancy toys you have. Find what makes you happy and do it.
4 points in /r/AskMenOver30 by moaf | 17 Apr 2017
I struggled with this for a long time; trying to work myself into a better game; and then I realized that it really didn't matter and the point of SMITE is for fun. If I have any apprehension whatsoever about something I'm trying to enjoy for leisure; something in me is off.
Here's a book I'd highly recommend https://www.amazon.com/Subtle-Art-Not-Giving-Counterintuitive/dp/0062457713
EDIT: I get that the point of this post was likely just to make an observation or show irony; but I know from experience that there are people who let BM get in the way of a great gaming experience.
1 points in /r/Smite by Scrutonius | 03 Mar 2017