Problems are part of our lives. Nevertheless, many wish for a problem-free life. They try, if at all possible, to avoid problems. Why is that so? Because problems are associated with negative feelings for them. Problems startle us in our comfort zone and create a state of tension. Problems challenge us: We need to make a decision, get into action, maybe do something we don't like doing.
When do we even have a problem? Mainly when we are dealing with one of the following two situations: We are experiencing something that we do not want or we want something that we do not yet have. So we want to eliminate an unpleasant condition or bring about a pleasant condition. If we mainly want to have our peace in life, we find both annoying.