50 Questions That Will Free Your Mind - #3
If life is so short, why do we do so many things we don’t like and like so many things we don’t do?
Probably because we wouldn't have a world to live in if we didn't fulfill at least some obligations like going to work to make money to have a roof over our heads.
That may be a simple answer, but I think it's true. We have certain obligations- societal, familial, social, financial- that need to be fulfilled in some fashion for our societal framework to function, which allows us to thrive in turn.
That's one side of the coin, however, as many people partake in social and societal obligations that aren't necessarily true obligations. We put up with people who drag us down, we don't say no to work, and we end up living a lifestyle in which we aren't happy. In that regard, I'm not so sure why people continue. Perhaps the pressure to keep going is too great? Perhaps are addicted to their lifestyle? Perhaps fear of the unknown? Perhaps the trade off is worthwhile? For each person the reasons are different, I suppose.