Calm seas don't make skilled sailors.
You only truly know how to battle a storm when you've been through one. But a life constantly battling storms?
It's nice to have the skills to get through hard times, but not if the hard times never end.
Wanting calmer seas for most of the time you're sailing is OK. It's nice to enjoy the scenery without being thrown around. Plus, no ship is built to withstand a nonstop battering.
We can't predict or prevent some storms, but we can certainly avoid a lot more of them by appreciating how many we create ourselves.