Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Food for Thought by Katja Wenn

"The thing is to find a truth which is true for me, to find the idea for which I can live and die"
Truer words have never been spoken. The question though behind these words is what truth should one live by. The one which our heart whispers into our soul? Or the moral that society has given us to live and love by. Every human being is filled with a deep sense of longing. Some are primal and others are so deeply embedded in our subconscious that we are no longer aware of them. This sense of longing is the driving force behind our actions, our thoughts. This sense of longing defines who we truly are because due to it we act as individuals.
What idea can one live or die for. The idea of fortune? Maybe, but what is fortune? Is fortune the balance in your bank account or is fortune perhaps the happiness that one carries in ones heart. The happiness of knowing one is loved and cherished? Some say that the "gut feeling" will tell you which is right for you, but what if that gut feeling has been influenced by certain circumstances that we could not possibly control. The emotional state of human beings changes with every experience we have. Some become distant and other become unsure and confused. With this change in the emotional balance does the gut not change as well? If this is the case, one can not always rely on ones "gut feeling"
So how to solve this dilemma "The thing is to find a truth which is true for me, to find the idea for which I can live and die"?
Which is it for you? What is your truth and what is your idea? Have they changed over the past due to experiences you had and if so why? Do you think that they are right, that this change is truly who you are, or just a mirror image of your past which you have allowed to affect you so profoundly, that you have willingly changed the core being of who you are?

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