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It is shockingly unpleasant.

But our lives should contain some unpleasantness, I think. Some difficulty.

We fear death and we overvalue productivity. This is a cycle for never-ending anxiety -- the itch to always do something. We value productivity almost to the point where it is considered virtuous. We look at someone who is productive and think, "wow what a great person, must really have their life together".

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