I live to solve problems. That means I live in the negative---problems are by definition negative. I live in the complex---If a problem were easy to solve, I wouldn't be needed. I live in worry: What if I miss something? What if I can't solve it?
Yet I continue to be able to stay in that world of problems, decade
after decade. Why? Partly because I'm often enough able to prevail. But
partly because, outside that world of problems, I get my pleasures from
things abundant and free, if you look out for them. I call them pristine pleasures.
I list some in my PsychologyToday.com article today. Perhaps one or more will please you, or better, trigger your own list of pristine pleasures.