Your brain can’t differentiate “good” from “bad,” it only knows “comfortable” and “uncomfortable.” This is a pretty raw example, but it’s the reason why criminals never think their actions are “wrong,” they think they’re justifiable. It’s why we do things we objectively know are bad for us, and confuse them for “feeling good.”You don’t want what you want, you want what you’ve known. We are literally incapable of predicting an outcome that is out of the realm of what we’ve known prior. So rather than trying to seek “better,” we seek “the best of what we’ve known,” even
There’s no such thing as true security. We seek comfort believing that it makes us safe, but we live in a world in which there is no such thing as true security. Our bodies were made to evolve, our physical items are temporary and can be lost and broken, etc. To combat this, we seek comfort, rather than accepting the transitory nature of life.
if “the best” is really just the solution to a problem we didn’t need to re-create again.There are two mindsets people tend to have: explorer or settler. Our society has a “settler” mindset, our end goals are “finalizing” (home, marriage, career, etc.) in a world that was made for evolution, in selves that do nothing but grow and expand and change. People with “explorer” mindsets are able to actually enjoy what they have, and experience it fully, because they are inherently unattached.