It is difficult to know what brings us joy when we are in survival mode.
From a psychological, emotional, or physical posture of fight or flight, joy is not possible.
Survival demands one hundred percent of our energy and attention, and leaves nothing in reserve for our happiness.
Our mental, emotional, and physical well-being will always take a backseat to our mental, emotional, and physical survival.
If there is any hope for us to find joy in this life, we must first rise above fear.