“There is the psychological discomfort knowing you should be doing something else. And we presume that balance is a good thing,” deGrasse Tyson said. “When something is out of balance you can get quite innovative in your attempts to resolve that fact.”
Rather than crumbling under that discomfort, the Cosmos host advises, we should embrace it and try to enjoy the ride. “You don’t go to the amusement park roller coaster and say ‘I want to be balanced.’ No, you want to be as unbalanced as possible, because that’s the thrill ride,” he said.
In fact, the pressure between balancing different tasks and parts of life can serve as the motivation to try truly incredible things.