Planning for everything gives us a false sense of control, like you could predict the future by planning for it, and prevent everything bad that could happen, or prevent suffering.
Doing things because of it’s expected outcome instead of because you enjoy them, ties them inevitably to what happens next, make them worth it or not worth it, when it’s the action itself what should make sense.
Ironically, there is greater peace in knowing nothing, when you accept that you’re part of a bigger plan and life will carry you wherever you have to go, and you’ll decide things when you’re facing that decision, not a year before, not a month before.
It sounds so trivial to say: “live one day at a time”, or “the present is all you have”, when we all either live in the past, wishing to have it here again, sad because we wasted that past thinking about some other day that wasn’t the one that we were living; or live in the future, thinking that we would be happier if we had that list of things that would make our life perfect, just how we want it.
Or maybe we are just trying to plan a happier future, and making sure that we make the best decisions; choosing the right job, right people and right places, to live that perfect life.
Now it all sounds like a vicious circle, the end of that circle is just enjoying the pleasure and peace of knowing nothing, because that is our natural state, that’s how we all are, since things change in a second and our life could end tomorrow.