Every day we assess our world, evaluate the risks to ourselves, and gauge what things to be happy about, what things to be afraid of. We find happiness in too few things, and fear in too many – and what we once feared for good reason, we often never reevaluate and the fear of that thing has hold on us the rest of our lives, often well beyond the point where that fear is useful or justified.

Take a step upward. Get to higher ground. Find the happiness you’ve overlooked. And look downward on what you were once fearful of, and see if you’re still afraid.