The difficulty, for most, lies in being able to admit we're sick. For that, there are a number of methods which can help us improve our self-awareness: therapy, meditation, even sitting alone in a quiet room.
Of course, there is the possibility that when we get sick, no time, doctor or medicine will allow us to fully recover. Some illnesses leave us changed for the rest of our lives.
The Examined Life
by Rhys Hagan
‘The unexamined life isn't worth living.'
To live without examining life is to live without purpose.
The impact of this statement is lost on those who aren't entirely sure what it is to examine a life. For too long, and too often, have I fallen into that category. Doing things because it's what I've always done, saying things without considering the consequences, not saying things because it's not my problem.
I won't say that the idea of 'The Examined Life' is to find my purpose and live more completely, that's simply not true. The reason I'm writing this is to express my existential angst. To discuss the possibility that, perhaps, life has no satisfying purpose.
I plan on asking difficult questions which may not have an answer and addressing sensitive topics like sex and suicide. I'll touch on the multitude of wild things that go through my head but I find difficult to express through conversation. Or things that people just don't want to talk about because it makes them uncomfortable.
Hopefully, I can offer some kind of insight.
Hopefully, I can find some.