I am put into dismay when I look at the world sometimes. I feel like we all are either struggling and striving to find purpose, or have put ourselves into a false sense of security, ignoring the issues of the world by fulfilling personal comfort and living for themselves.

Humans have the capacity to expand, to explore, to create. When other animals have all of their needs met, they mostly just lay around and do nothing (look at a zoo for an example of this). However, when we fulfill our basic needs, we can expand further, learning, creating, expanding, improving our society for others and beyond what we now consider possible.

But many people don't do this. They don't realize their potential nor do they act upon it. We are inclined to decrease our actions when not necessary, rather than expand them with our new capabilities.

We should remember that comfort is an abstraction over this world. It's not a natural state. The world is full of suffering and pain. We have to build comfort up for ourselves by blinding ourselves to the real struggles of those around us and convincing ourselves that we have everything. Contentment is good, but striving for comfort makes one value convenience above all else, which limits our perspective and ability to help others.

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