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Quote of the time July 7, 2007

Posted by Null in Expression.

Wherever we go, whoever we meet or whatever we do is supported with some intentions or objectives. It is that we pursue something in order to achieve something. We even do some noble work to achieve some inner relief. Eventually we want to become something that we have desired or something we are passionate about. If we haven’t reached that level of desire in our life, we live and struggle to achieve that. According to one of the schools of thought (Baruch Spinoza), the achievement of that desire, appetite, status, recognition or whatever should bring end to our life. He says that:

To be what we are and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end in life.

His above statement is pensive but it raises further enquiry. Although I do not have any physical or experimental evidence like Spinoza, but I believe that the above quote does not correspond with the contemporary context of life. We still live because our demand for desires are infinite and we will strive life long to attain our desires. Even the most successful people on earth bears the failure of unaccomplished desires.



1. Anonymous - January 4, 2010

Are you absolutely sure that this quote is by Baruch Spinoza? I think this quotation is from the book titled Familiar Studies of Men and Books by Robert Louis Stevenson.
A very famous quotation of Baruch Spinoza which I think would also agree with is

Desire is the very essence of man.

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