"Chasing what cant be done is madness. But the base person is unable to do anything else." - Marcus Aurelius
The dog that is allowed to chase cars will chase cars, the child who is never given boundaries will become spoiled. a mind not in control of itself will be directed on impulses and external events, This is not how one wants to live. You must be aware of these flaws and embrace corrective training with fiery enthusiasm. This is the path towards finding the way.
I spend a lot of time sitting in an office getting worked up about things like the office not having enough paper clips or a building cleaner being mouthy because they made a mistake of some kind. Letting these events attack you emotionally is not productive. being short on stationary is not a problem in an of itself it is merely an inconvenience. It is weak to react to this and that weakness needs to be conditioned with repetitions and drilling.