Uncomfortable unless Uncomfortable

I’m uncomfortable unless I’m uncomfortable.

High anxiety can be extremely debilitating. It can cause us to freeze or panic, not a good state of mind when we need make a decision.

Low levels of anxiety may be uncomfortable but can be beneficial. Low anxiety spurs our imagination to envision many potentially negative consequences that can result from our choices. As negative consequences generally unfold slowly and then suddenly, imagining these negative consequences allows us to see them and act accordingly before they fully unfold and it’s too late to do much about them.

With little anxiety, we are comfortable, tend towards laxity and not see dangerous outcomes even when they may be obvious.

Thus, I’m uncomfortable (unless feeling uncomfortable with low levels of anxiety) when I’m comfortable.