A great description of the contrast that Shawn Adrian wrote about recently. The author this time is Eric Karjaluoto, and after describing a situation that well illustrates the joy in greatly contrasting experiences, he sums it up nicely:
In order to feel anything, we have to seek out—and even create our own—contrast. Doing so isn’t difficult, but it does require one to make certain choices. It’s also anathema to a population that insists upon being comfortable at all times.