This is derived from An Existential Life.
The word “existence” comes the Latin word “exeo,” which means “I go out.” We are familiar with the word “Exit,” on doors in public buildings where the word means that one may go out of the building through this door. To exist, then, means to go outside of one’s present and past self towards a future self which is freely chosen.
Yes! I definitely agree with this, and I also think that to exist, or to “exit” our past and present experiences, can additionally mean to “exit”, or to leave behind, the things which we cannot control. We literally “go out” of ourselves in order to freely welcome the unknown. This frees us from past regret or longing, and it allows us the continuous possibility of change and new beginnings.
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