Does the thought of losing your job cause fear and anxiety or hope and opportunism?
Do you double down in blackjack ... or always play the same bet?
Does the thought of losing a lover cause you to swear off love, or to love more intensely?
Now for a moment imagine a world with a certain future.
You will work in the same job for the rest of your life.
It's always temperate. There are exactly 12 hours of sun a day.
Everyone has a job and no one needs your charity.
You will get married, but never be in love... and you'll die of a heart attack before your spouse does.
Nobody does anything remarkable... in fact remarkable isn't a term anyone knows... it's more like expectable.
Give me uncertainty any day. Even if I'm doomed to a boring life, the shear possibility that it wont be boring is what wakes me up in the morning.
Uncertainty is not the problem, inability to imagine solutions to daunting challenges is.