Two Tragedies

From Weekly I/O#80

“In this world, there are only two tragedies. One is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.” - Oscar Wilde


As previously noted in This Is Water, the relentless pursuit of external desires can put us on a hedonistic treadmill: wanting something, getting it, adjusting to a new standard, and starting to want more. We never get to achieve true satisfaction unless we engage with something larger than ourselves, something invariant.

Forgetting goals and building a system can be another solution.

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