Self Discovery


If we didn’t have to spend so much time focusing on survival, would we spend more time on creative pursuits, and developing our own natural talents? Or is the question moot? Is technology slowly but surely reducing the human being to simply an observer of life?

The question is an important one, because the path we’re on may not be in the best interests of the growth of the human soul, and the real potential of the collective we call humanity.

What do you think?

“The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven’s sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possible can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something.”
~ Kurt Vonnegut, A Man Without a Country

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5 thoughts on “Self Discovery

  1. Rita O'Donald

    Susan, you have lured me into your lair of words to making our own self a priority. We get bogged down in the minutiae of life and forget that we are number one. If mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy. It doesn’t take but 5 minutes of self indulgence of things we love to lift our spirit and smile to face the day and reaffirm our self worthiness. Thank you.

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    1. Susan L Hart Post author

      Yes, our sense of self-worth is hugely important. The evidence of so much unhappiness in both society and the individual speaks to how out of touch human beings are becoming with their inner selves. The lack of a sense of self-worth also makes people vulnerable to the manipulations of others. Thank you, Rita.


  2. Life with Alegria

    As you so succinctly asked, yes, I do believe we are becoming simple observers. My next YT video, which I’ll post tomorrow most probably touches on that subject. We may be gaining some things from technology, but we are also losing a lot. Thank you for sharing this thought Susan.

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