People protect what they love.
He's simply got the instinct for being unhappy highly developed.
If a man is offered a fact which goes against his instincts, he will scrutinize it closely, and unless the evidence is overwhelming, he will refuse to believe it. If, on the other hand, he is offered something which affords a reason for acting in accordance to his instincts, he will accept it even on the slightest evidence. The origin of myths is explained in this way.
Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts.
Ideas pull the trigger, but instinct loads the gun.
To destroy is still the strongest instinct in nature.
The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.