This reality:

not the bright-eyed 
shoot-em-up gallery
they promised,

not nearly as nice
as the dusty menagerie

Orange, plastic caps 

land in the doorway 
of cardboard market stalls.

Reworked: Entropy and the Audacity of Comfort

You are in danger of living a life so comfortable and soft, that you will die without ever realizing your true potential.

David Goggins

The lies we tell ourselves become the excuses we use to placate our own insecurities.

Embrace change, adversity, and overcome the circumstances. The “obstacle is the way” (Ryan Holiday), because quite simply, that is life. There is no part of life that isn’t the obstacle itself, no matter what lies we tell ourselves.

As humans, we have the audacity to expect comfort, when reality proves time and again that we are promised nothing but the natural systems of entropy that existed long before and will exist long after us.