38/365 – ” What/who do you blame for your discomfort? “

38/365 – ” What/who do you blame for your discomfort? ”

A common reaction to the feeling of discomfort is a desire to fix ourselves to bring harmony back to a situation.

In some ways, this is a helpful frame – since we are the one thing we truly have control over.

But sometimes, that feeling of discomfort is actually a sign that the environment itself is toxic and needs fixing.

For example, the rise of eco-anxiety in Gen Z is not a symptom of a fragile and sensitive generation – but a perfectly reasonable adverse reaction to a system that is exploitive, extractive, selfish, unequal, and unsustainable.

Discomfort is a sign that something needs fixing, but we must ensure we’re improving the right thing.


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