Question: According to the Latin proverb “The most certain thing in life is death, the most uncertain thing is its hour.” Indeed, a person does not need to know the hour of one’s death although it is interesting.
Buying, let’s say a lottery ticket, he reckons that he will win although the chances are one in a million. Yet when he goes out on the street, he never thinks that something can happen to him even though the chances are much higher. This is how we are arranged.
What is the reason for this behavior?
Answer: This is because we wish good things for ourselves and not bad. Therefore, we do not evaluate circumstances and actions correctly. As a rule we think that everything will be alright.
Question: Is the formula “maximum pleasure with minimum efforts” the program of our existence?
Answer: Yes, because our entire life is designed so that we would go through states of pleasure. In every moment of our existence we always put ourselves in the most comfortable state.
From Kab TV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 1/14/19