Un-ease, the opposite of comfort, caused by unfamiliarity, failure, uncertainty, and the state of not-knowing. Generally unpleasant and something we instinctively avoid, but can indicate an opportunity for learning and growth—on which, see productive discomfort.
See also: adaptability, ambient uncertainty, control, emotion, forcing function, maintenance by design, open-endedness, preference uncertainty, realistic imagination, routines, self-therapy, tradeoffs, uncertain futures, uncertainty mindset, voluntary uncertainty.
#10: Time for a change
#11: Productive discomfort
#13: Revelation and discovery
#22: The uncertainty of poultry
desperation by design
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