Amazing but true. The Japanese are often deluded (by watching TV) into believing that Paris is a quiet, clean, glamorous and rich city, whereas the opposite is more often true. Paris can be amazing, but TV presents a super idealized version of Paris, and some Japanese simply don't realize that.
So what do the delusions of some Japanese have to do with us? Well, plenty. Growing up, we are often presented, again by the media, with an idealized version of life. what the world has to offer. The ideal marriage, payable bills, having fun and living it up through college and university (school), finding the job of our dreams, it all looks so easy. And then, reality hits. Our marriage isn't working our the way we planned, the bills are piling up, school is really stressful and we can't find a job. Instead of Paris syndrome, we get shocked with a severe case of Life Syndrome.
So what then? Does this mean we cannot enjoy life? That we are condemned to disappointment? Not at all! We have a choice to make. We can either let life's hardships break us or build us. Life is going to be hard no matter what. But you can choose to see each hardship as a stepping stone on your way toward your ultimate goal. If you hang on to Jesus and work hard, you'll find out that life really is worth living. Besides, what fun would life be if you got everything the easy way?