When we’re looking for comfort.
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This post is the twenty sixth in a series reflecting on the meaning of life and the importance of this question. These posts should be read in the order they are published as, starting at the 6th for example, dear reader, will mean the whole thing makes no sense. Happy reading!
I must say that this method is the most efficient, but there is another way, and this is by educating our children. In providing them with basic problem-solving skills and tools, we can give them somewhat of an advantage in life- so long as they retain some of what we tell them! Simply put, learning problem-solving and solutions from others gives our offspring a head start.
Problem-solving and learning. Two concepts which are, for the most part, available to all. And these two concepts bring us back to our aforementioned analysis. When we analyse the models we have built, we are looking for loopholes because, according to our way of thinking, any loophole represents a threat to our survival. These days, in technologically advanced civilisations, survival and comfort are very often linked and a loss of comfort can be kickstarted in many ways.
A loss of comfort will firstly present as the acquisition of discomfort. The word ‘discomfort’, whether physical or psychological, is more often than not associated with notions of only minor suffering. Comfort itself is defined, amongst other things, by a collection of commodities and amenities which contribute to physical well-being, and can equally be defined by intellectual, psychological and moral peace of mind- attained by the removal of all preoccupation.
Until next time…
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Translation by Heidi Dewhirst: https://www.linkedin.com/in/heidi-virginia-dewhirst-142983a4/
Last Updated on November 3, 2022 by Coach Danny