“The world will be what it wants to be.”
I read that some years ago, and I had an epiphany. This world that we have, it’s exactly what people want it to be. If they wanted something different, then they’d make it different.
The lives that people have, it’s exactly what they want. If they wanted a different life, then they would make different choices, resulting in different consequences.
The things that we say we want, if we’re not doing anything towards those things, then we don’t really want them. We’re just pretending we do. We might be saying that because we want to feel better about ourselves, by pretending that we have higher goals for ourselves. Or we might be saying it to have others think we’re better than what we actually feel. Or we might be saying it because we actually, really, truly want it.
But then, if that was true, why aren’t we doing the things that lead us towards what we say we want?
Because we don’t actually, really, truly want it.
The world will be what it wants to be. And we will be what we want to be. And what we are is exactly what we want to be. And what we become will be exactly a consequence of what we do.
Think about that for a while.
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