The world does not challenge us enough any more, that is what makes us soft. We have everything we need. There is never a time when food is not available, water is readily at our disposal, and more people have shelter than at any time in life. We are very comfortable in our lives, at least I am in my life. I literally do not have to worry about anything at this point in my life, and that scares the shit out of me. I was sitting at home and looked around at everything I have and I could not think of anything else I needed in my life. I was too comfortable, I need to get out of my comfort zone. I need that feeling of defeat, hurt, and struggle in my life because it makes me appreciate what I have and what I can lose at any moment. I decided to set challenges for myself. One was to write more because I am terrible at it, but at the same time I love it and I want to get better at it. Second was to kick my coffee habit. I love coffee, and I love stimulants, but I know too much is not good. Third was to give myself a stretch of eating only potatoes. I want to do this to see what it feels like to have limited options, and if one day I had limited options what would that feel like for me.
It amazes me and other people that we have to do these types of things to feel challenged in life. Not long ago people went to work in fields, factories, and worked on boats. These jobs were challenging enough to where, when people came home they knew they earned that meal. Getting uncomfortable in my life is something that I have to do to appreciate what I have in life. All of what I have can be gone in a blink of an eye.