First of all, I’d like to say that I have been that guy. The loser. Depressed, suicidal, yet doing my best to motivate others. The words I wrote were for myself, for those like myself, and for those who could, one day, end up like me.
That being said, I believe in every single word spoken in that video. I understand the principles at work, I have lived in comfort (and depression), I have desired comfort, and the more I wanted comfort, the more discomfort I had in my life.
If you are inclined to disagree with me, or feel that I am insensitive to people’s mental health, I do urge you to listen Joe Rogan in this video, then try to see it in a less civilized manner. See yourself as less than human, and a bit more animal, and see that happiness and mental well-being is the result of overcoming struggles, not avoiding them.
I believe that there’s so much wrong in the way we are educated, in the way that we are taught to pursue comfort, luxury, material things, or even completion. The struggle never ends. It never does.
That’s why happiness is a way of travel, not a destination. It’s not about goals, but about habits. It’s about the routine. It’s about the fight, not the victory.
I think that we need to realize this, we need to understand that our own hatred of discomfort will bring us further and further into the sort of mental chaos that makes one want to slit his own throat.
This is the true talk about mental health. Not treating us like we’re unbelievably fragile, but rather that we are creatures created for discomfort, for struggle, for pain. That suffering is inevitable, but choosing how to suffer makes one happy.
This is all.
Agree or disagree, this is the truth, and avoiding it, just like we avoid almost every difficult or complicated thing in our lives, will not make it any less true.