Long term perspective and equanimity

I recently had the opportunity to ask someone who I’ve never seen frazzled how he maintains such equanimity.

He explained that he’s taught himself to keep a long term perspective. As a result, he recognizes that the highs and lows of today are unlikely to matter in the long term. And, if that is the case, there’s no point in being frazzled.

His response reminded me of an idea I’ve shared time and time again – you never know if a good day is a good day.

It was a timely reminder.