Less IS More.

The feeling of desire is out there and we all feel it on the human level of perception. It’s common for us to desire a companion; the stereotypical modern lifestyle, which if you think about it, isn’t so modern after all. The “working man” and “motherly housewife of a woman” is what we are taught is normal from a young age. It confused me growing up. They never tell you that you can desire anything. You don’t have to desire anyone to be happy or enjoy your life, in fact, if you don’t desire anyone, what do you desire?

Why do we desire?

I believe we will always desire something or someone and once that desire has been had, we desire more. It really never seems to end. But can it?

If you were to google the word ‘desire’ you would come to a page that looks something like this,

Desire life.

Right away you will learn that desiring something is the similar to wanting and wishing. But it is not the same. My definition of desire doesn’t include wishing and wanting, in fact, I left that out of my definition of desire because it is not necessary. I believe we have a choice in what we wish for and what we want. When we desire something or someone we rarely have control over this emotion. It is the most similar to a craving and impulsive behavior. I don’t want or wish for life, let alone a better life. I desire a life for myself, and possibly create a better life simply by being alive I can do this. I can make a better life for myself if I desire to. Our desires are connected to life in every way, we can’t wish and the want (hope) life gets better if we don’t desire it. If we don’t work at it everyday because it’s more than a want or a wish. It’s wanting yourself to do the work to get there; desire.

When you do something because you believe it worked for someone else, what are you doing? Are you doing it, or is it doing you? It really is a game you play, with no winner or loser, just a merry-go-round of ‘how can I be like that person.’ Because the person you want to be, wants to be someone else. 

~ emriyus. Less IS More. 

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I am human, just like you. I have been around for almost 20 years and although it may not be a lot of time to some, it feels like I've been alive forever. To cope with all the things my life has given me; good and bad, I've always been a writer. Maybe I didn't know or necessarily want to be a writer, but I was always on the creative side, not really understanding how different I was from others; I'm really not that different from you. To this day I'm still eager to learn more about myself, to improve and grow amorphously. I want to use this fuel of constant self-discovery as the direct source of 'energy' that can create whatever I want it to, making writing for me a healthier coping mechanism than most I've tried in my lifetime. That being said, I believe that starting my blog, The Existentialist, (all thanks to Wordpress and Bluehost teams) I finally have the opportunity and creative outlet to unleash my passion for art; writing. The beginning is never easy, and it won't get much easier I am aware. I can only believe in myself and keep my expectations to a minimum; I like to believe I hold no expectations, but they seem unavoidable. To whoever reads this, I'm not one to care about views or reads, I won't encourage/pressure you to read my work because for me, the thrill really comes from just making a finished piece of work I'm happy with, regardless if it is read by others or not; judgement from others is what I've feared all my life. I can only encourage you to have an open mind as a reader and believe in me as much as I believe in myself to accumulate the courage to start showing my creative writing(art) to the world. Everybody creates things in their lifetime, I am just another one of those beings; whether you like it or not, nouns (persons, places and 'things') exist to teach us something about ourselves. There is always more to learn...

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