I do admit that I used the word 'overrated' a little too much, but life is really too much of overrated moments. We tend to compare ourselves with the society and setting a bench mark to our own achievements by observing others similar lifestyle. Be it the amount of money we made, the social status we achieved or even the trophy that we obtained. This is why a lot of rich old bastards are getting young mistress just to show off their trophies to their peers.
And we tend to feel slightly better when our friends failed exam together with us, at least we feel less alone, or in a more honest opinion, to feel less likely to be in the bottom chain of the pyramid. It has become a norm to compare who drives a bigger car, who draws a higher salary, who lives in a bigger house and such ideas have been subconsciously planted in our minds since very young. We compared on how many A's we achieved in our examinations, we even got jealous when our friends get a better or more expensive school bags.
I knew people who work too hard just to be recognized. One even told me proudly that he got 'Naruto' syndrome. I used to have big dreams and to achieve a lot when I was very young, until I grew older to learn that the people out there is way smarter and luckier than me and it is impossible to achieve more than Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook founder).
Discover yourself and know what you actually wanted. Being honest to what you actually wanted to achieve and the easiest method of comparison which could quantify is the amount of money you have. Those who said that they love their job is a big big liar unless they are not getting paid for doing their job aka charity (that is a whole different story). We get paid to work and if we get a better paid job, we change job because we love the extra paycheck, not because of the job.
And if achievements are based on money, all the hardship climbing the corporate ladders will look silly when you strike a 40 million jackpot lottery, which 1 day of bank interest will be more than your monthly pay.
Being very honest to myself, I aim to have a lot of money so that I could retire young and do the things I 'might' like to do. Working too hard for achievement is overrated. Strike a balance on having fun in life without compromising on your future so that when you look back in life you achieved more than the figures in your bank.
This is why I don't sleep that early at night even though I know that I will be sleepy during work. I got better things to do in life than to be a workaholic. I stalk this special someone on Facebook and I enjoy every bit of it =P