Life is tough. ..fullstop.
Does not matter whether one has a Daimler in the garage and a trophy wife in bed.
Many of such blokes end up with suicides in the US, Scandinavia, Korea and Japan.
If you are 99.9 percent of what constitute the rest , life is even tougher
If you dont believe me that even those in the rarefied 0.1 % of the strata find life tough, just look at who wrote a book about it recently, in fact a bestseller... Prince Ghazi, of Jordan.
Or if you have her personal phone number, you can ring Ms Melinda Gates and ask her.
Even Bill Gates probably is finding life, tough currently, disregard the changing SYT's that are sharing his bed at night.....[ a pun no doubt , but what business has one of the richest man in the world to do with lowly characters such as Jeffrey Epstein etc etc and etc...... ]
On a more serious note, let us listen to what Paul Williams of 'blogging theology' has to say about life:
" Why Is My Life So Tough? ": Exceprt from Prince Ghazi' book...
Life Worth Living : Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad..
a wee bit watered down prescription, to appease the secular minds as well, but well, he wrote for everyone, if I can read his mind, and that is very good of him.
Very generous heart to share our secrets' with everyone.
That is his global daawah, I presume
In the process , if a few may have their hearts touched, they get the hidayat....they connect it to Islam.
If they dont, it is OK, this is after all a free world.
[ https://youtube.com/watch?v=6tI0lAyW7pI&t=17s ]
[ https://youtu.be/3tZRXTOyA_k ]
"....are fame, wealth, health, all keys to happiness? "
If you want to have the 'no hold barred' formulla to happiness, and want it NOW!!!, the one word answer is RIDHA, in all circumstances. The accent, is on " IN ALL CIRCUMSTANCES......"
In Islamic parlance, the formullae is very simple, just 3 words in Arabic, Alhamdullillah fi Kullihal , ie tranlated, " Praise be to Allah, in all circumstances. "
In time of 'expansion', Al Hamdullillah .
Very easy this one....
In time of dire constriction, still able to say, Al Hamdullillah , or at worse, Al Hamdullillah..Inna lillah Hiwinna Ilai Hiro Jion .
This require a life long of data collection of ilm , ilm and ilm.
A life of Sabr, Ta'at, Shukr and Riddha
A maqam not easy to comprehend , let alone to aspire, especially if our mainly secular minds " banyak sangat songeng " and have too many , ifs , buts , whys and hows ". The problem inherrent with our secular upbringing and millieu.
Listen to Khiai Muhammad Bhakiet, and don't ask me...., if you cannot comprehend him, it is because you have not been able to leave your " ifs, buts, whys and hows..."
[ https://youtu.be/tbA-kVESfQM ]