A sudden loss of tension in our lives would be like a loss of gravity: disorienting, frightening, and cause for panic.

Why do we so often want to want? You know, like what you see some delicious food and think ‘if only I was hungry, I’d enjoy eating that’. Why wish to have hunger? Why would we crave a feeling of, well, craving — isn’t it better to have the thing than to suffer from going without it? It seems we should rather…