You can desire both, but without a distinction you risk everything. Find comfort in securing basic needs and ignoring most wants. Simplifying your lifestyle will increase your self-sufficiency and well-being.
Facing the unfamiliar means pushing the boundaries of what’s known. You are inherently pushed out of your comfort zone. Personal growth is guaranteed. You’ll face new realities and discover new passions.
If satisfaction is experience minus expectations then starting from a position of low expectations offers only upsides. You have an increased likelihood of exceeding expectations. People don’t mind being surprised when it’s seen as a positive. These are opportunities for growth.