I’ve had a week to reflect on my most important desire. What have I learned?
- I’ve learned that working on the same theme for a set number of days is fun. Although a week might be too long, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see theme weeks in the future.
- I’ve learned that writing the kind of short essays I enjoy writing take up more time than I’d like.
- I’ve learned that acting ‘as if’ is a valuable tool for critical introspection.
- I’ve learned that there probably isn’t an ‘authentic’ self. However, striving toward a life more closely aligned with one’s personal values is probably a path to living well.
- More likely than an authentic self is a collection of authentic selves.
- I’ve learned that inauthenticity is when you cannot, for reasons brought about by yourself or others, express yourself or behave according to your closely held values.
- I’ve remembered that knowing the meanings of words, and learning new words (and revisiting words I already thought I knew!), is important to me.
- And I’ve learned that the most important thing to remember is to remember. So much of what I read this last week is stuff I already knew but forgot to remember.
I have a spectrum of desires and their priority and meaningfulness is constantly shifting. I suppose if I had to lock in on one, my most important desire is to continue growing and learning, to keep striving for eudaimonic well-being.
(100 Days of Blogging: Post 065 of 100)