It is not owning a car that fulfills one; it is only the joy of driving that can possibly be fulfilling. But the driving is something you do, not something you get or have.
Like parenting, some might say about living “I wish I had a handbook.”
I hope that we can get by with the middle road of “imperfect, but trying our damnedest to get back onto the path”.
I would like to pose the question, do things really change, or are they simply what they are as they are in the moment? And also, why care?
Follow me and let’s go and do something outrageous … let’s get off the couch and go find our purpose.
In uncertain times, allow that which is not in your power to become irrelevant to you. Concern yourself only with what is in your power, which is the thing directly in front of you.
I really like Stoic philosophy. Stoic philosophy captures an idea which I think is the answer to the human problem in all of its diversity.
Without compassion our moral judgments can very quickly lead us to commit an injustice in the name of what we deem to be morally right.
If we thought that morality is opposed to happiness and what is good for people, then you are actually placing an unreasonable request on them by asking them to be moral.
As Aristotle tells us: to be is to be active. Activity is process; your life is not comprised by the set of outcomes of your endeavours, your life is the process which produces those outcomes.