Not Wired for Conflict

I’m reading Wired for Story, by Lisa Cron. One particular section made me think.   She mentions a successful business man in his 60s, married to his high school sweetheart, with successful grown children. He brought Cron an 800 page novel, and, noting the absence of conflict in it, she asked him how he felt about conflict in his own life.  “He frowned. ‘I don’t like it,’ he said, tensing. […]