I had coffee with a friend yesterday who asked me what my end goal is. What is the purpose of this blog? I had such a hard time articulating my response. I had difficulty because part of my purpose is intuitive, and I haven’t concretely defined all the aspects of it. But also, when asked so directly, I stall out of embarrassment. I expect people to think that what I’m about to say is saccharine or naïve.
The answer is that I don’t want to hurt any more, and I don’t want others to hurt any more. It seems a good portion of human suffering is avoidable, and that a lot of our suffering is caused by the lies we tell ourselves and the lies we tell others. Continue reading