12 Rules for Life: Eternally Better Future

Why is the grass always greener on the other side? Why, when we finally get what we want and worked so hard for, do we not achieve a state of bliss that lasts forever? This Quote comes from Rule #4- Compare Yourself To Who You Were Yesterday, Not Who Someone Else Is Today

We are always and simultaneously at point “a” (which is less desirable than it could be), moving towards point “b” (which we deem better, in accordance with our explicit and implicit values). We always encounter the world in a state of insufficiency and seek its correction. We can imagine new ways that things could be set right, and improved, even if we have everything we thought we needed. Even when satisfied, temporarily, we remain curious. We live within a framework that defines the present as eternally lacking and the future as eternally better. If we did not see things his way, we would not act at all. We wouldn’t even be able to see, because to see we must focus, and to focus we must pick one thing above all else on which to focus.” -Jordan Peterson (pg. 93)


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