Mixed Bag

Humankind is destined for destruction.

Ask most people what their “perfect day” looks like, and they’ll describe something between an all-inclusive resort and an adventure tour.

Very few people consider that if they were to live that every day, we’d probably get bored.

Bored, and restless. And then, we’d start to go out and cause some trouble.

Dostoevsky said it best when he said: You could drown a human in happiness, give us a perfect life, and we would eventually find a way to mess things up; To demonstrate our individuality; To prove that we have some agency and can leave our mark on the Universe.

“Shower him with all earthly blessings, drown him in happiness completely…[and he will] of sheer ingratitude, out of sheer lampoonery, will do something nasty. He will even risk his gingerbread and wish on purpose for the most pernicious nonsense, the most non-economical meaninglessness, solely to mix into all this positive good sense his pernicious fantastical element.”

Not every day is going to be perfect. But we wouldn’t want it to be.

If it were, we’d find a way to mess it up.

Thankfully, we don’t have to worry about that because Life is a mixed bag as standard.