The older we are (which essentially means the wiser we are, not by age), the more we see of the bigger picture; usually brought on by lessons learned or revelations witnessed. It doesn't have to be a sea-splitting event, but small things like getting your paycheck on time every day (a lot of us forget, that is something we should be grateful of), drinking a cold bottle of green tea, or getting an unexpected but welcome call from an old friend.
The bigger picture, so to speak, is how we view ourselves in the world and how the world interacts with us; so it would sum up work, life, home, and so many other aspects of life. How we create our 'picture frame' of our version of the bigger picture, differs from one person to another; some push their careers and let the other factors fall in line, some turn to God, some do this, some do that... and it's all OK. We shouldn't judge people on how or what they pick; then again, we shouldn't judge people at all.
One of the hardest things to learn growing up is facing the fact that you can't have everything; nothing can ever be perfect; that comprimise is the best currency for relationships available; and being grateful even for all the shit you get in life. I think these points form my picture frame, and I have to remember this mindframe every single second.
I just hope this blog post doesn't go off as a 'holier than thou' thing and remains a medium to share my thoughts with the world. A blog doesn't always have to be full of complaints, tribulations or reviews.