We imagine that we could have got so much. And then when we do get a certain substantial, but not the full amount, we get unhappy and disappointed.
Do we look back and realize that its better than nothing?
Or is it just how we view fairness. Is it fair that we are getting less than we can, but isn’t it fair enough to get more than our original position.
I’ll always remember what Haruki Murakami mentioned in a novel, that we want to apply fairness to everything, even though it probably only holds true in limited situations.
I think I should stay happy, and not reduce my happiness of thinking of whatifs, whynots.