Super Quotes #12 ― "Why I loved him", knowing who you are, and taking lots of action.
"Why I loved him" (Michel de Montaigne), knowing who you are (Carl Jung), and taking lots of action (Al Bernstein).
“If you press me to say why I loved him, I can say no more than because he was he, and I was I.”
― Michel de Montaigne
Michel de Montaigne was a French renaissance writer and philosopher. This quote is from an essay he wrote called On Friendship where he describes the strength of his relationship with his best friend, Étienne de La Boétie.
Love for a person, whether it be for friendship or romance needs no rational reason or explanation. Sometimes your personalities just “click“ and you have all the fun in the world together.
If someone makes you happy, that’s all the reason you need to spend time with them. Happiness is the most important thing in life.
"The world will ask you who you are, and if you don't know, the world will tell you."
— Carl Jung
The world is constantly trying to push you into conforming to societal norms. They tell you where you should go to school, which jobs to get, and what material things you should own to be considered high status.
If you don’t know who you are deep down then it becomes easy to take the default route, following what society tells you to be. But that default will never lead to a great life. It’s generic, which by definition means that it can’t ever be the perfect fit for you.
Spend the necessary time to discover yourself: your personality, what you like and dislike, and how you want to live your life. It will give you a clear idea of who you are, allowing you to design your own perfectly fit life.
“Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction.“
— Al Bernstein
Not knowing where you're going isn't the end of the world. As long as you’re taking action you’ll at least be learning a lot through experience.
The more experiences you have, the faster you learn, and the faster you will figure out what the right direction is. If you ever discover that you’re not going the right way, you can always adjust your course by taking more action.
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