"if you find yourself getting sad, jealous, depressed, etc. over what's somewhere else or what some other place has that your current place doesn't,"
You are right on the mark
. My sons & I fish lots of "hide" in plain site spots here in Houston and on the upper Texas coast for whatever we can catch. I try to instill a joy and pleasure in the companionship and outdoors.
We catch fish, lots no, big ones, seldom. However I feel I'm blessed every time we go regardless of results. Last Saturday afternoon while fishing a local urban bayou (looks like a drainage ditch to some) with my older son I caught a beautiful palm sized long eared sunfish. While admiring his colors and zest for life I thought, "how could a different water or location be better than this spot right now with my son?".
Thank you for the clarity.
(couples of pics of my "hero's" in local water, note the smiles)