Knowing What You Want…

“We do not know what we want and yet we are responsible for what we are – that is the fact.”

– Jean Paul Sartre

About a week or so ago I posted some Sartre quotes & promised to share my thoughts on this famous Existentialist’s words.  The above quote has always sparked deep ideas in my mind.  Let me expand on some of my thoughts…

We are born, creatures in this existence, with endless Possibility laid out before us.  Anything & everything is Possible.  All it takes is for us to decide – to Choose what we want.  Yet the problem is we rarely know what we want.  Sure, we are told a lot of things as we grow up & experience the world around us.  Our parents, our teachers, our friends & society in general tell us all about the good life & what we should expect & want out of it.  Yet do any of these things Truly equate with what we want as Individuals?

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A Quick Thought…

If everyone simply sat back for one moment each day & contemplated life, their Individual place in it & where we would like to be going – if we really took the time to contemplate such important matters – perhaps the world would be in a better place right now.

So take a moment to yourself today & think about existence & your place in it. Think about where you would like to be in a year, five years, ten years, twenty five years & fifty years from now. What is your life going to look like then? Hold those images in your mind & think of them everytime you are faced with a decision.