100:3 You Are Here

and there’s no making cases // for getting out, or trading places // and there’s no going back, no // you are here.

Dissatisfaction with life is a concept that has long been romanticized as the catalyst of becoming great (think Dickens’ Great Expectations). But it is critically easy to misunderstand this concept. Dissatisfaction on its own can quickly become a negative sentiment, resulting in bitterness, depression, and lack of investment in momentary phases of life. Consciously resisting satisfaction until every ideal you can conceive of is realised will only disappoint. Rather, what makes this dissatisfaction noble is framing it in a positive light. Yes, you ought choose a challenging path — but you also ought be joyfully content every step along the way.

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