Is Buddhist non-striving pathological?

Is comfort with failure a good thing?

Buddhist wisdom, seeing to the empty bottom of all (conditioned) things, presents a danger: It makes you comfortable with failure. And if you become sufficiently comfortable with failure, you may stop goal pursuit entirely. If you become comfortable enough with the pain of non-attainment, you may decide to quit the rewarding path of attainment and achievement—the only rewarding path for beings that inherit existence prerequisites of the biological (selfish, competitive) kind. The Buddhist goal of non-striving is not a “life hack”—it’s pathology.