What Does Kierkegaard Wish For?

“If I were to wish for anything, I should not wish for wealth and power, but for the passionate sense of the potential, for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible. Pleasure disappoints, possibility never. And what wine is so sparkling, what so fragrant, what so intoxicating, as possibility!”

– Soren Kierkegaard

I agree with Soren here. Sometimes I find the hope of something awesome is better than something happening, at least when that something happens and it is a lower level of awesome.

Like…is it better to hope that one day you might win a million dollars on a lucky lottery ticket, or to find one dollar on the floor? The million will most likely never happen, but the dream of it is fun. The dollar is real but it is only one dollar.

You can do something with the dollar though. You can buy something worth a dollar. You can’t do much with unrealized dreams, unless you find happiness in the dreaming.

The older you get though, the less time you have and you begin to realize how unlikely your pie in the sky dreams are.

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