Your Life is an RPG (and You're Playing it Wrong)
You know how all those role-playing games have you do a ton of side quests where you help people while you're trying to do the main quest?
"Go save my son from the monster."
"Create peace between these two villages."
"Weed my garden."
And so on. But the side quests help your character move forward by getting money, rewards, status, power, etc.
Life is no different.
You have your main mission in life (you do have a mission, right?), but you end up doing side quests to get there.
You end up helping people get what they want.
And it makes sense. Remember what Zig Ziglar said, "You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want."
But what do you do instead? You spend all your time googling "how to make easy money" and escaping from reality.
Instead, you should be working and giving to people, the right people. Serve people but in your own way.
Focus on the hero's journey. Focus on connecting to others.
P.S. Here is another very important lesson from video games: The One Lesson Video Games Have Been Trying to Teach You This Whole Time