Do we cling because it may be painful not to? What I mean is, all our lives we cling to things, people, ideas, thoughts, feelings - so it's become second nature to us. Not clinging, we may feel empty as if we're lost.
Is this why we cling? In other words, do we cling because we like it, prefer it that way? If that's the case, are we not deceiving ourselves by trying to drop clinging (when deep down, we don't want to)?