I have to agree with the fact that, for the most part, letting stuff go has ended up being the better choice in my life.
To some degree, this approach is better for me, my health and my happiness.
The older I become, the more I understand what a universal experience letting things go is for all of us. I tend to find myself in positions where things start going south. But sometimes, I just don’t know when to let it go. I had a recent HVAC experience that illustrates this tendency so very well. I sometimes think I can fix things I have no business messing with. It may be that my dad and I were always working on stuff together when I was a kid. However, most household components are much more complicated than they were some 30 plus years ago. Recently, I attempted to fix our HVAC. The HVAC was working but it wasn’t cooling the way it should be. The air from the vents just wasn’t as cool as it normally should be. Figuring I could save some money by not calling the local HVAC people, I took a whack at it. I went to the hardware store and bought a DIY HVAC recharge kit. Not knowing at all what I was doing, I ended up over filling the refrigerant and subsequently cracking something. The HVAC repair bill would have been a third of what it was had I not tried to do something I knew I couldn’t. Again, sometimes it’s just best to let it go.