In the comic Calvin & Hobbs, Calvin liked to blame his misbehaving on “the existential horror of it all”.
Do you ever think about this? What makes us different from the animals is an augmented awareness of self, an awareness of passing time, an awareness of the need to plan, and an awareness of our own mortality.
That’s a heavy burden compared to the rest of the animals. My psych prof says that those who go crazy from the pressure are best helped by noting the magnitudes of people who don’t. What keeps them healthy and sane?
So how do you cope with the burden of the Human existential “horror” and get on with your day?