About Life...

Kierkegaard once said, "If I were to wish for anything, I should not wish for wealth and power, but for the passionate sense of the potential, for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible. Pleasure disappoints, possibility never."

Think about this little statement by Kierkegaard, for him, "possibilities" held more than "wealth and power". Are there many people would say the same thing? Or would most of us look to money or power as the answer to our lives. Would we rather struggle towards a worthwhile goal or live life easy with little or no passion in our lives? Now to be honest, it is much easier to answer this question if you have food to eat and a comfortable bed to sleep in. So, if we take it that we have our necessities met, then the question holds. I really like the "passionate sense of the potential" - there have been times in my life when I knew that kind of feeling.

As with most things in our lives, this passion ebbs and flow - but what you don't want it to do is dry up and become void in our lives. Interesting to think about and a very good quote about life.

1 comment:

  1. Without passion in our lives, we become like robots doing the same thing every day. Passion doesn't need to be abstract or complex - it's the fuel that gives us a reason to get out of bed in the morning, a reason to get excited about those possibilities, to find the energy for the creative renewal so necessary in our lives.


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