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Predisposed to anger and dissatisfaction

jus' thinkin' 'bout stuff - 05-11-2022 - by steve rigell -

We want what we want… and most of us want it now, or at least pretty soon.

When we think about what we want, we envision the preferred end-state, the desired outcome. That’s the way desires work. We want what we want without all the stuff in between here and there.

What we want is always somewhere else, some other time. That’s why we want it.

What we want most is control.

That’s different from relief from uncertainty.

The uncertainty is irrelevant if we think we can control it. It is the lack of control that really bumfuzzles us as humans.

After all, we picture ourselves at the center of the universe. We create our gods in our own image. How then does it happen that we do not control things? That should be impossible, right?

So we create the illusion of control by forcing things to be the way we want them to be without any regard for the consequences.

We are finally coming face-to-face with the consequences, and the picture isn’t that pleasant.

Turns out we don’t have as much control as we pretended to have.

And now, it’s time to change our ways. We have to change the way we do things. We have to change our behavior and our values. We have to acknowledge some of our most cherished beliefs are erroneous.

We are having trouble with that. We are reluctant to relinquish the idea of control.

It could be our downfall as a species.

Time will tell.

How are you going to handle this situation?

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