Because of this tendency to seek positive emotions and avoid negative emotions I think that people have prioritized comfort over happiness. But do you truly feel happy in the comfort of your daily routine? Do you really feel happy going home after an 8-10 hour work day to catch the latest episode of the latest reality TV show? Sure numbing yourself after a long day at work feels comfortable, and we all need to do this sometimes. The problem is that with the heightened demands of life and our jobs to be productive this numbing into a state of comfort can become an everyday occurrence. Yes, comfort is the absence of negative emotions, but it is also the absence of the natural positive highs that can be experienced in life as well.
~ When a human comes into an understanding of his or her own dignity, there is not power on earth that can shake it ~ YB
~ When you believe that anything outside of yourself will change the quality of your life, you are like the kitten seeing its reflection in a mirror and thinking there are two cats in the room ~