Definitely worth pondering:
We can smile, breathe, walk, and eat our meals in a way that allows us to be in touch with the abundance of happiness that is available. We are very good at preparing to live, but not very good at living. We know how to sacrifice ten years for a diploma and we are willing to work very hard to get a job, a car, a house, and so on. But we have difficulty remembering that we are alive in the present moment, the only moment there is for us to be alive.
Also, I would say that we are very good at sacrificing ten years for a diploma but we are very reluctant to meditate consistently for ten years even though we know that doing so will support us in great happiness.
Odd, when you think about it.