--- aliases: [] --- #rationality # [[Epistemic status]] #godel-uncertain # Seeking discomfort ![[DALL·E 2022-06-23 17.49.33 - A man jumping off a cliff, digital art.png]] >Life can only be lived dangerously—there is no other way to live it. It is only through danger that life attains to maturity, growth. One needs to be an adventurer, always ready to risk the known for the unknown. And once one has tasted the joys of freedom and fearlessness, one never repents because then one knows what it means to live at the optimum. Then one knows what it means to burn your life’s torch from both ends together. And even a single moment of that intensity is more gratifying than the whole eternity of mediocre living. >~ [[Osho]] Comfort is a [[Iatrogenic]], it seems positive, but in the end most of the modern comfort are [[Iatrogenic]]. >If you look closely you will see that your search is nothing but a search for comfort and security and escape; not a search for understanding, not a search for truth, but rather a search for an evasion and, therefore, a search for the conquering of all obstacles; after all, all conquering is but substitution, and in substitution there is no understanding. >~ [[Krishnamurti]] **Seeking discomfort** is a strategy to collect positive asymmetries. There are many proofs of its benefits: - [[Resistance training]] - [[Intermittent relationship]] - [[Think week]] (not really discomfort for the introvert) - [[Fasting]] - [[Having difficult conversation]] >So you will see how absurd is the whole structure that you have built, looking for external help, depending on others for your comfort, for your happiness, for your strength. These can only be found within yourselves. >~ [[Krishnamurti]] # Adding shocks ![[Adding shocks]]