answer to the question "what am I?", is of supreme importance
because on the answer will depend our true scale of happiness. If we answer
it correctly, we shall find happiness. If we answer it wrongly, we shall
we know our own nature and the purpose for which this nature was created,
where we stand in the universe, what is expected of us, we cannot establish
a true scale of values as to what will make us happy.
might find this or that very pleasant not knowing that its ultimate
consequences are exceedingly unpleasant, that the immediate enjoyment will
be quite outweighed by the future penalty. We may miss some very great
hidden happiness by seeking, in our ignorance, some lesser obvious
a lifelong good, say, a large income and savings, procured at the expense of
injustice well worth having or is it well worth foregoing? You're choice
will depend on whether your answer to the question of "what am I?"
is right or wrong.