09 Jul The Unconscious
I like to believe that people determine their own lives. That we are in control, commanding our own futures. Choosing our partners, picking professions, responsible for the decisions that shape the course of our lives. And yet, I’ve been thinking lately that there might be one force more powerful than freewill: Our unconscious.
Underneath the suits, behind closed doors, we are all ruled by the same desires. And those desires can be raw and dark and deeply shameful (in the eyes of so-called society).
When I’m in public I like to sit down and observe people. And I think a lot about the meaning of life, and how we all want to feel special, be acknowledged and loved. But is that all we want or is there more?
The more you watch someone, the more you realise…We are never really who we say we are. In fact, hidden underneath there is always a secret. We might actually be…someone else. Underneath all of the masks we put on. The question is…Are we aware of who we really are? Or do we believe the story we tell others?
Do we dare to acknowledge those deep desires or do we hide them, because we are afraid of what others might think if we’d share. Is that maybe the reason why so many of us are unhappy?
What do you guys think?
*Thoughts inspired by Gypsy*