It may be that we are able to divide people into two sorts: those seeking comfort and those seeking truth. A person needs to understand some basic things in this regard, the most essential of which is that comfort cannot be found by searching for it. Looking for comfort is really wishful thinking. The idea of searching for and finding comfort is wishful thinking and the action of searching for comfort is wishful thinking. If a person looks for truth, it may well elude him, yet it can be found, just he has yet to find it so it is not wishful thinking. Furthermore, if found truth can bring comfort. And even though truth may not be found and may not if found bring comfort, it is the only journey that has the chance of ending in something other than despair. That the search for truth carries with it no guarantee of success should not distract or deter us; it is laziness and egotism that we only do things upon a guarantee. Indeed it is due to this that people turn to wishful thinking, all reward and no consequences; but reality bites: seeking comfort is wishful thinking, and wishful thinking ends in only one guarantee, a guarantee that is not sought, the guarantee of desolation.
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