The benefit of changing must surpass the comfort of staying.
the WHY and why not are in the context of a cause-effect…..of Objective and Subjective. The WHY is the objective question we ask about life and the why not is the subjective component. without the WHY in our life, THE WHY not will lead us to hedonism. So think of it is this way from a philosophical and theological sense….which has implications for social and restorative justice.
Aristotle and Eudaimonia the objective (the why) is doing the greater good the subjective (why not) is the enjoyment of doing the greater good.
Telling yourself that you can do something such as the greater good, will cause your brain to work on figuring out how to make it a reality. Because we are ‘wired’ to take the path of least resistance especially in comfort and pleasure. In the same way, if you tell yourself you can’t do something, your brain will go to work figuring out every excuse to make that belief a reality, too.
Think of Viktor Frankl and Logotherapy, you will find great similarity between Eudaimonia and Logotherapy. Human nature is motivated by the search for a life purpose; (the objective, the why question) the subjective the why not is answered by the primary focus we have an as human being to enlighten ourselves to our own internal resources and provide ourselves with the tools to use our inner core.
What both Aristotle and Frankl would say the WHY question is about Life offering us purpose and meaning; it does not owe you a sense of fulfillment or happiness. The subjective why not question is enjoying the sense of fulfillment and happiness.