Philosophically speaking, the art of living is about being content (ready to die without regrets), but never satisfied (ready to stop searching for challenges and adaption).
Because, once you are perfectly, 100% satisfied, you cease to exist. Only being dead is being truly perfect.
“Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does.
It is up to you to give [life] a meaning.” – Jean-Paul Sartre
So it’s only logical to seek exhilarating experiences. It’s in your own logical reasoning that keeps you existing in the first place. Without a will to survive, your body couldn’t have that “extra-bonus-need” of spiritual and intellectual challenges, which lets you hunt meaningful events.
You’re so right about avoiding “YOLO” to overcome the unpleasant. Me, personally, I’d like to add:
Do this thing, because your body already does the heavy work of keeping you alive.
Your brain is part of your body.
Just tell your brain that it has work to do, lift some sh*t by making the decision to go down that water-slide, it may be useful to know that you can survive it, plus you’ll feel great after accomplishing that, and you know that this would happen.
Why not trust in your brain and it’s saved wisdom within?
Why not let your brain work like all the other organs too?
As Friedrich Nietzsche once said: “To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering.”
So seeking dicomfort is basically about surviving, if you feel good about it or not.
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Thank you Wandering Ambivert, for that beautiful post!
i wish a wonderful day, stay curious, and…
Thank You for reading!