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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Comfort zone

Don't you move, reader. Now that you are trapped here, reading this, I kindly ask you not to move. You're about to enter to a comfort zone. As soon as you leave, you will be able to find your own and to find out that even if you try to leave it, you will be leaving it in favor of a better one.
Hedonism is its name, but it is only used as a label; it's true nature is human's free will (if it's your decision to believe in it). When the things we do to get satisfied start happening a lot, it is because of the habit of comfort (one of those few habits we come to the world equipped with). But then there's the decision between remaining biological or getting more human (in the social, metaphorical way): satisfaction as the immediate tool that serves the purpose of destroying future goals, or as the unachievable ideal that builds facts with the material dreams are made of.
Human behavior has two ends that form an eternal spiral. The biological end keeps us alive, the social end makes us want to be alive.
These two ends meet when we leave a comfort zone. Why would someone want to leave the place she is best fitted to? Because the social human finds himself in an eternal quest for making the best better, because the biological human is an ever consuming machine, and because the social and the biological human are the same human, so they apply biological rules to their society and social rules to their biology.
The most important thing about leaving a comfort zone is not the finding of a new one, but the tension brought about by the change, and the activation thus produced.
Sit down, get up, do stuff you usually don't do; be satisfied with what you do, but do never feel permanently comfortable, because you'll soon start feeling tense.

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Do move now, reader. Leave your comfort zone.

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