Tension

"Tension, a degree of it at least, keeps us on our toes." - Eric Weiner

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Ambiguity can be a daunting thing. We have evolved to seek clear answers and definite circumstances. 

But is there an upside to uncertainty that we're neglecting?

Sometimes life feels unbearably predictable. We inevitably resort to the comfort of ordinary routines. There's no room for creativity if all of our plans are mapped out. 

I think we need to deliberately push ourselves towards discomfort. 

It's the tension of unpredictability that makes life interesting.

There's the saying that "if you keep on doing what you’ve always done, you will keep getting what you’ve always gotten."

So if we want to get something new out of life, then we'll have to actively pursue new experiences. 

Another quote I'm fond of is, "The lust for comfort murders the passion of the soul." (Khalil Gibran).

Our natural desire for security can lead us to a state of boring complacency.

Inspiration resides at the fringes of normality.