emre emre Posted almost 4 years ago Why do we repeatedly do what does us harm or doesn't serve us, even when we know by doing what we've done before we'll get the same result? Just brainstorming, can it be because: The goals that we're striving for or the habits we're trying to get rid of, deep inside, in our understanding of grand scheme, just can't get evaluated with certainty. For example, myself, most of time, when I'm trying to achieve a goal, I am set back very often because, I don't have a clear understanding of more fundamental questions which makes me doubt the validity of my goal. When I am unsure about the reality I am experiencing; life and death, suffering of people; my goals become minute, unimportant. And sometimes the only reason I can hold on to them is, I feel that without achieving at least some of them, I will be in such a state that I can be of no use even when the time comes at which I'll be understanding things more clearly. But I want to believe that there is a perspective, which will give me an understanding of the life we’re experiencing with details and set me goals which are aligned with that understanding of the whole picture. Any thoughts?