Life is meant to be boring; it is meant to be a pain in the ass.
No matter what we do in life, i.e. what we want to do or what we need to do, life becomes boring and mundane because there is always something that we lack. There are so many ways to live, so many things to have, so many things to do that no-one can be satisfied.
For example: Have you seen the movie Crazy stupid love?
Ryan Gosling: living the so-called dream life, has the money, has the girls, has the body, does nothing for work (his father left him a fortune), but still so unsatisfied with his life.
Steve Carrell: married with kids, works and earns an honest living, tries to be a good husband and a good father, but still unhappy!
No matter what situation we are in, no matter how we live our life, dissatisfaction and unhappiness are always going to be a part of it. One just can’t have a problem-free life because not having a problem is a problem itself.
But to be honest, IMO, dissatisfaction is good, it’s necessary. Imagine what would have happened if people started being satisfied with what they have. Will there be any great nations? Any giant corporations? Any overachieving athletes? Any superstars? NO.
Dissatisfaction and longing for more is the drive behind evolution and survival of the fittest.
If people got satisfied with riding horses, there would be no cars today. If people got satisfied with using post, there would be no smartphones today. If people got satisfied with slavery, there would be no free nations today.
All we need to do is direct that dissatisfaction to do something productive and useful, to achieve a goal.
We can either sit back, do nothing, and be unsatisfied with life or do something to get satisfied, get unsatisfied again, and then do something to get satisfied again. These are the two cycles of dissatisfaction that we can be a part of – one spirals downward, one spirals upward.
The decision to choose which one we want to be a part of, is our own!