Each of us has our own silent War With Reality. This silent, unconscious war with How It Is unwittingly drives much of our behavior: We reach for the pleasant. We hate the unpleasant. We try to arrange the world so that we have only pleasant mind-states, and not unpleasant ones. We try to get rid of this pervasive state of unsatisfactoriness in whatever way we can — by changing things “out there.” By changing the world. And whatever our particular War With Reality is, the result is always a pervasive sense of the unsatisfactoriness of the moment.
Stephen Cope, The Wisdom of Yoga