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> > > I still see 'comfort' and 'surviving better'
> > > as basically the same thing....
> > >
> > > because, even in the case of suicide,
> > > the driving thought would probably be,
> > > "I'll be better off without this pain."
> > >
> > >
> > Once "better" is involved it's
> > no longer "survival" instinct --
> > it's the drive for comfort! :-)>>
> > F: OK...howuhvah -- one can't experience
> > comfortable/uncomfortable unless they are
> > 'surviving', or think there is
> > a possibility of surviving...
> > either as a body or some kind of
> > entity.
> > So, the drive for comfort is
> > one and the same as the drive to
> > survive better. Synonyms.
> > To me, both seem to be subsets
> > of the survival instinct.
> Comfort is the icing on the survival cake.
> One must first survive to then flourish.
> If one has not met his/her survival needs,
> one would find much comfort in the basics.
> When one has the basics, one can then
> Call it survival, or call it comfort. It's the
> same thing.
And then there's 'security'
comfort: To soothe, console.
A state of ease and satisfaction
with bodily wants.
Contented and at ease.
Adequate and sufficient.
security: Freedom from danger or risk; safety.
Freedom from care, anxiety or doubt.
Something that protects, shelters or makes safe.
Precautions taken against crime, sabotage,
escape or attack.