What a messy mess
Why is it we need to be constantly fighting our brains? Finding any sort of strategy to pretend we are functioning human beings?
When we analyse the concept of interdependence and impermanence, we need to be constantly assessing it. It’s an ongoing process. A forever fight. The winner is yet to be found.
By overanalysing my love analysis, I finally reached a conclusion. It’s the single strongest emotion out there. Love and its binary counteremotion hate. If you aim to lower the amplitude of your emotional status, you will find contentment. But also routine. What about boredom?
We go into the topic of the syndrome of the explorer. These days they make up names for everything. We are all f*cked up in so many different ways. And we get bored easily. One thing is marketing strategies hoping to hook users in 3 seconds. What does that mean for the way we then hope to live?
Then there is love. Is it really love we are looking for? Or the extasis of being in love? That’s an exponential line. It lowers as fast as we become familiar with our status. And how can we love if we don’t have the required dopamine stability to put in enough effort into building a relationship. Everything is so fast. What about dating apps?
Hedonic adaptation. If there was a single concept anyone should understand: the baseline you always return to. The reason successful people are unhappy. The reason single people want to be in a relationship. And relationship people want to be single. You adapt to any situation you are put into. And start comparing with the new upper-level threshold. Oh well.
Lately, I have been falling into this nihilistic view of life, but following a more positive outlook. I take death as the supreme thing to be grateful for. Our limited existence should give us the power to aim to pursue whatever self-defined purpose we designed for ourselves. By searching for the meaning of life, we fall into the existence trap: passiveness, existentialism, non-contentment. The meaning of life should be to enjoy the journey. To enjoy the passage of time.