You need to follow a path but for that, it is never needed that you have to walk on a delineated trajectory.

Except ‘you’, nothing in life that comes during your existence is delineated.

Except ‘you’, nothing in your living comes defined.

And except ‘you’, no one else can push you to read and redefine the definition that is ‘you’.

But, do you feel that you read it?

Do you realize the need to feel that you need to read it?

Can you foresee its direct corollary in your life?

The direct correlation of life with the living is dependent on whether you have been able to realize that you need to read your ‘self’ and you need to write ‘you’.

The direct interpretation of living with the life is dependent on whether you realize that this ‘reading you’ and ‘writing you’ is an ever-evolving process.

The direct representation of ‘you’ in your existence is dependent on whether you are able to create and sustain a bond between this ‘reading’ and ‘writing’.

Don’t rush to, and never run for, that someone else would come to lift you up from a life that sucks more than it fills.

Others can only be complementary to your efforts and they, in their limited capacity, are effective only when you are there to hold them up.

Others can only tell that there could be a path to follow but only you can show ‘you’ if the path is to be followed.

The flow of your life has to originate from ‘you’.

A life spanned over years, the trajectory of your living would have extensions but they need to be like the tributaries coming and merging into your flow. They have to be the auxiliary-definitions of the definition that is ‘you’.

Read ‘you’ first. Start reading ‘you’ first. Yes, it is a quest. Yes, it is the quest.

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Though, there were moments when he felt lonely, but he finds, he was never alone. He finds, he never had to look for his individuality. It was there with him, always.

He loves to take responsibility. He loves to be committed to the people not just in his circle of life. Yes, he is very clear about his circle of life, but it only leads him to be responsible for every other human being he comes across. And yes, he feels his individuality is his best companion.

Attachments – some of them become perpetually connected, some of them have a regular presence in your life, and some come as experiential journeys – they all shape one’s individuality.

It is not in philosophy. It is not in written literature. It is in you.

What literature says about individualism and individuality is material, no second thoughts to it. Yes, but the notions and the observations are, certainly, not absolute.

They have come, again, from different individuals and their perspectives on life they experienced in existence in context of their own existentialism.

The written literature and so the prevalent notions about individualism and individuality are juxtapositions of individual viewpoints that find connecting vibes in every generation but they cannot be generalized. They can, at best, be supportive to your conscious about what you are; about what ‘individual’ you want to be.

Also, not everyone goes about reading what has been written about what needs to be done. Like always, again, it has individualized notions for the people who can think about it consciously.

And not everyone thinks about or thinks about it consciously.

Existing here has to be meaningful and the sense of ‘being meaningful’ comes from individual ethos. Many may discard this notion of ‘meaningfulness’. Many may not even realize about it.

Being individualist does not mean exclusivity of existence. Exclusivity can only be maintained at the level of thoughts. Existence needs a harmonious ‘you’ in harmony with your ‘circle of life’ where you share your persona and thoughts. Here, you affect others, and in turn, get affected by others. These experiential journeys don’t riddle but enhance your individuality.

Existentialism and social amalgamation, both are, and need to complement each other.

©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey –