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Kelly Conaboy is writing an advice column for Dipp readers. It's going to be very serious. So serious, in fact, we named it Very Serious: An Advice Column by Kelly Conaboy. Just slide into our (or Kelly's) DMs with your most crucial conundrums and each week, Kelly will solve one lucky reader's biggest problem in life. Last week, Kelly tackled flaky dudes. This week, it's flying.
For an upcoming flight, I'm the window seat and there's no one sitting in the middle, but someone in the aisle. Do I stay there or move to the row behind me that is currently completely empty with the risk of having two people occupy it as the flight gets closer? And what does either decision say about me as a person?
Brittany, this is a great question and it speaks to a fundamental frustration of humanity. Thank you so much for bringing it to me.
One of the most difficult parts of life is figuring out if you should be content with what you have, or if you should reach for more. Ambition can sometimes feel like a sickness. This is particularly true if the happiness that comes with attaining your goal is brief, which it so often is. Life can feel like a hamster wheel of wanting, and wanting, and wanting. And the reward of peace can seem increasingly unattainable, even as you get closer to what you thought might provide it.