I want to ask you a question.

Someone asked me to write something on this

I’ve heard the statement dozens of times

from twice as many people, answering this question.

It’s simple, common enough, and has been posed to each of us

at one time, or another, but it never seems to get answered.

 

“So…” One person turns to another,

after a long discussion about some situation,

usually involving life, family, relationships, etcetera

then, four simple words

that seem to sum up the question of all human existence

and reason for being.

 

When posed this question regarding life,

what is your answer?

 

“What do you want?”

DON’T THINK! ANSWER! RIGHT NOW!

BECAUSE THAT FIRST THOUGHT IS THE PUREST, TRUEST

MOST REAL EXPRESSION OF SELF YOU CAN HAVE!

 

Too late. You re-thought it.

 

You can think about the answer in one of three ways:

 

One: Going with the first, highest feeling you have.

If you don’t like that answer,

then you may have just learned something about yourself.

 

Two: Deeply cathartic,

letting yourself reach inside or outside

for the truest vision of your answer.

And whether that answer be selfish, evil, gratuitous,

juvenile, lewd, crude, or just plain dumb.

You will have your answer.

And given the possibility that you don’t like that answer,

so what. The answer is yours, to be fixed,

changed or abbreviated in any way you see fit.

 

Three: The third way has only one answer.

It is a sick, sad, shallow answer to a great question.

It is done without thought, without depth,

without care or any idea of reaching the goal that is the answer.

Then again, it’s simple, innocent

and seems to sum up the absolute of life for each of us.

 

“What do you want?”

“I want to be happy,” she said.

So I thought perhaps a better question would be,

“What will make you happy?”

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