Do we love chasing things?

Chase   This topic is pretty much related with Are we living in the future? When I was playing with my cat, I’ve noticed that the biggest thrill was the chase, not the catch so I’ve wondered if this can be applied to us too. Maybe us living always in the future is part of this chase? Maybe we love going for things just because we feel we’ll be happy when we’ll get those things, but in fact is just a stupid instinct? Lions love chasing their prey, but it’s because they need to and they will be happy when they get it because they know they will survive… we don’t need that. It might be related to the fact that we have that instinct and we’re not using it anymore? Why do we always want to go for the things we don’t have thinking that we’ll be happy when we get them?

   All these questions make me wonder if there is something about this we can control or it is too rooted into our basic survival instincts and we can’t do anything about it. If we can go over fear which is another basic survival instinct, I think we can go over this one too. How can we do it? It’s a complicated question because the chase starts with a basic instinct, but it’s maintained by our conscious thoughts and we think that we’ll be happy when we’re going to get the things we want. Most of the time, we don’t even start that chase, but the desire remains and it creates fantasies.

   Maybe because we’re so evolved, we don’t need to chase physical things. The basic instinct got in contact with our psychical needs and that’s why we’re always chasing concepts that we not even fully understand (like happiness). Maybe we’re doomed to fulfill our natural goal on this Earth while we’re always chasing for something we don’t even know what it is…

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