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Jan 22, 2019 23:43:36

“People will choose unhappiness over uncertainty.”

by @seunoyebode | 214 words | 55🔥 | 110💌

Seun Oyebode

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Tim Ferris wrote those words.

Really why would anyone do that?

"Many people will choose unhappiness over uncertainty"

This statement rings a lot because i see it everyday.

"Seun, this is not America o, neither is it some western country"

"But why would you continue with this?"

"Guy, there's no job outside"

"So, you'd rather choose unhappiness"

"If that's what you call it"

I once worked in a place where the staffs weren't getting paid. About two months.

Only one of us in the tech team had the guts to put in a resignation letter, even though he hadn't gotten another job then.

The rest of us, continued resuming 9am like nothing's missing.

What happened, has the broken system drained peoples courage?

Why do we slaughter our dreams daily for a piece of bread?

Are we spineless or we are actually smart?

Could it be the fear of losing something (job, community, friends etc)?

Or the fear of losing money?

Or the fear of being jobless? Or the shame of joblessness?

Or the fear of starting out?

Why are we not afraid of not starting out?

Why doesn't it scare us to go through life never pursuing what we really believed in?

Why don't we see this as it is, a well executed self-sabotage?

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    @seunoyebode - Evolution I think.

    We have evolved to fear the unknown. That has kept us alive in the past. So those of us that are extra paranoid about the unknown have survived to pass on our genes.

    So we lot here in the 21st century have an extra-refined fear hormone and best way to not trigger it is to park in our comfort zone.

    Few of us are aware of this. Few see it as a weakness. And even fewer still will act on changing it.

    My current project is all about this topic so apologies on the rant. I hear you.

    Keni avatar Keni | Jan 22, 2019 18:57:04
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      @keni Wow... Interesting Perspective

      Seun Oyebode avatar Seun Oyebode | Jan 23, 2019 23:48:53
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