Running From Pain

People are afraid to fail. They are afraid of being exposed as not knowing.

We are living in an age where even showing kindness and helping others is framed as a strategy for personal happiness.

In recent times, we have lost our ability to tolerate even minor forms of discomfort. We constantly seek to distract ourselves from the present moment in order to be entertained.

Boredom forces us to face bigger problems in life and ask questions that seem threatening. That’s why most people can’t stand boredom. But it is often an opportunity for discovery and invention.