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September 21, 2019 / Congau

You Should

They say that no one can tell you what you should do, and then they tell you. They say that life has no rules, and then they give you the rules. Freedom is a dreadful thing and slavery is just as bad. In the middle there is no balance, only and incessant pull between two evils.

If there’s nothing you should do, there’s nothing you can do, for nothing will please you.

If there’s always something you should do, everything is compulsive, and nothing will please you.

If sometimes you should and sometimes you shouldn’t, you are torn between ignorance and compulsion, and nothing will please you.

Nothing will please you.

There is something you should do, but they cannot tell you what it is. You should do what pleases you.

But it’s complicated. You don’t always know what pleases you, maybe you never really do. Instant satisfaction is easy enough, but that only lasts an instant, later it may make you suffer. That chocolate you enjoyed, was full of calories and you didn’t enjoy that. That delicious drink later made you sick. If that’s the case, maybe you shouldn’t drink.

Or maybe you should drink. It doesn’t depend on what they say, and it doesn’t depend on what you feel, it depends on what you enjoy – ultimately, that is, in total and in the long run – what makes you happy for real.

You should!

You should be true to yourself. But realize how difficult that is. You must know yourself to know what you should do and what is right for you. Do you? Does anyone?

We are told that no one knows us better than we know ourselves. Maybe that is true, but maybe it isn’t. Don’t listen to those who try to flatter you. Listen to those you think can teach you something about yourself.

You should…

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