The central problem of the world could be characterized as the belief that things would be better if circumstances in life or events of the past were different. Larry Burrows believes his life would have turned out better if he had hit a home run instead of striking out during his last high school baseball team’s state championship game. A spiritual guide in the form of a bartender appears to help him see the truth beyond his wishful thinking.
We shall come to learn to be grateful for everything in life and to trust that indeed all things work together for good and that all events, situations, and circumstances have a purpose behind them. We can choose to be happy and grateful regardless of circumstances, for our state of mind is always a decision. As the guide says, “I make the suggestions; you make the decisions.”