Stealing from Hermann Hesse on destiny
Stealing from Hermann Hesse…
He wrote that each person has only one genuine vocation and that is to find the way to themselves, to discover their own destiny – not an arbitrary one – and live it out wholly and resolutely within themselves.
Everything else says Hesse, is only a would-be existence, an attempt at evasion, a flight back to the ideas of the masses, conformity and fear of one’s own inwardness.
This is a hard gig when you only have what you’ve been taught in school and such like, as a reference.
I shall be contemplating destiny today. What do you think about destiny, is it something we make, discover or are given?