FREEDOM. To realize personal freedom is the most selfless way to live. Everything else is ego. To think you know what others wants.
I valued personal freedom and was told that I was childish. “That’s an egotistical way to live! As a grown-up man you have to take responsibility and think about what others want. “
The thing is, I do care about what other people want. I think about other people most my waking hours, I even think about the things people I’ve never met think about me when they finally see me. Or hear about me. Or read what I write.
And I really wish for all people to be happy and all wars to stop (my parents were refugess).
And yet, I couldn’t help feeling bad about me striving for personal freedom. It felt like the most ego-driven thing to have on your mind.
To do what I wanted to do felt like a betrayal against the people that care about me.
Thanks for giving me a new perspective.