Life Swings like a Pendulum

"Life swings like a pendulum backward and forward between pain and boredom" - Arthur Schopenhauer

Existence is suffering.

We're driven by our desires and will.

We experience pain in the process of achieving those desires.

Once they're fulfilled, we experience temporary relief from pain.

But relief then turns into boredom.

A new desire arises, and the cycle continues.

The solution is to achieve the state of flow.

When we're engrossed in what we're doing, existential angst disappears.

When we tap into our artistic side (music, painting, writing), and spend time pursuing our interest and follow our curiosity,