There are many unpleasant realities that can interfere with our contentment. For instance, it's hard to enjoy a meal if you're thinking about people who are starving in impoverished countries. We can be happy and oblivious, or we can try to make things right at the price of our conveniences.
"It's that kind of inner dialogue you get when you want to change the world," Exene Cervenka of X said in a Songfacts interview
. "But if you let it get to you too much, then it affects you on every level."