Every month, I publish an answer to a reader’s question. Here’s a transcript of my answer to one of my favorite readers’ questions:
I’ve probably wondered many times why adults seemed to be so convinced about what they’re doing and where they’re going. We get to see politicians, spokespersons, pop stars, and people with strong opinions who strongly seem to know what they are talking about. As I got older I started to see that these strong individuals were just human beings with flaws and insecurities. You can actually find many people who are far from sure about what they are feeling or actually know why they are doing what they are doing. To a certain extent, you could argue that we as human beings often have to believe that what we are already doing is the right thing because what else would be the point of even being there? Questioning our decision-making can bring uncertainty which many of us find uncomfortable. But when you are little and you look at all those confident adults, it can overwhelm you. It can influence what kind of person you want to be in the world. At some point, it just appeared to me that no matter how things may look like from the outside, the main thing that matters in life is our willingness to ask ourselves the real questions of why we are here and where we aspire to go.
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