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Comfort is the Deadliest Addiction

Comfort is the worst feeling you can have. It is like an addiction of the worst kind, and you should want to feel everything except comfort.

If you are comfortable, you are not going to improve yourself. You are going to stay stuck where you are, and it will bite you in the ass.

I once was talking with someone who said that they were. They felt indifferent about their job, didn’t hate it but didn’t love it, lived on their own, fresh out of college, and felt comfortable. The past sixteen of your life have been pushing harder for school, and now he was satisfied. He felt fine with where he was.

One day they lay him off due to budget cuts and because others worked harder than him, and no, he had no job.

He tells me all the time if he worked harder, he would have been able to keep his job. He felt like everything was fine.

Now he works his ass off to get back on the trial he wanted. He works out now, invests his money, pushes himself to work harder at his new job. He finally saw the potential he has. It’s a frustrating experience to go through, but it’s one we should all go through.

Comfort is an addiction. It is like every other addiction and like any other addiction it will slowly kill you mentally and physically. People like the feeling of being safe and in a controlled environment, but you aren’t going to get anywhere. You will be stuck and then you will depend on others to do things for you or to give you more because.

There is no excuse. You should be uncomfortable every day. Strive to be. It will make you a better person. Take the risk and invest that money, go the extra mile at work, lift heavier weights, ask that girl or guy out, do something! Regret is something that you will live with forever. So don’t miss out on those opportunities because you were addicted to the passive feeling of being comfortable.


Parting is such sweet sorrow, but until we meet again.

With love,

Richard V.

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