In today's lesson, I learned lots about the (mostly) universal cause of all problems. The problem is that we cling to the mind movie we've created in our heads, and when things don't go according to our ideal, we get upset. During the day today, my family and a few friends went out for dinner. It was getting late and I had my race the next morning, so I was getting a little impatient. My dad and I arrived a little later than my mom, only to find out she had already ordered food. I had texted her my vegan order, but she left her phone in the car and didn't see my order in time. Instead of being thankful for the thought she put in to getting me a meal that had more vegetables than the others, I was upset that she didn't order my food or decide to go out for dinner earlier. In the end, I realized that the thought she put into my order was more important than being a little hungry the night before a minor race. When I realized the mind movie wasn't as important as the people around me, I was able to let go of my expectations and stop clinging to my ideals.