I am possessed by a fever for knowledge, experience, and creation

Anais_NinI stumbled upon this quote by Anaïs Nin today and instantly experienced at feeling of being strangely “at home”.

If what Proust says is true, that happiness is the absence of fever, then I will never know happiness. For I am possessed by a fever for knowledge, experience, and creation.

On second thought, I remembered what my signature strengths are according to the Peterson/Seligman typology:

  • Curiosity
  • Love of Learning
  • Zest/Energy
  • Humor/Playfulness

I guess this is one of the reasons why we all react differently to the varying definitions of happiness: Some are congruent with our innate strengths, others not so much.

If you´d like to find out what your top strengths are, I encourage you to visit the homepage of the VIA Institute on Character. There, you can take a test and get your results for free.

 

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One thought on “I am possessed by a fever for knowledge, experience, and creation

  1. Your above signature strengths are indications that you are alive, fully alive, and not merely existing. We need to grow and to grow we need to learn. A zest for new experiences, curiosity, and a desire to acquire knowledge (and hopefully understanding) are healthy and are necessary for growth and maturation of spirit.

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