Life is not easy at times but is life suppose to be? We expect that our search for certainty and security will bring us happiness and then we are surprised that we are not able to cope with the uncertainy that we cant seem to eliminate in our search for happiness. When we do find the comfort and security of our dreams there is a sense of complacency and that seems to linger right along with it.
The Happiness of Uncertainty
Part of the reason we try to understand the causes of our experience is that we believe we can make these experiences happen again. The problem is, understanding also makes the experience less valuable, because we adapt to it. It’s surprising things, uncertain things, things we don’t fully comprehend that seem to bring us the greatest and longest-lasting happiness.
– Daniel Gilbert, “The Pleasure Principal