Enthusiasm was the missing ingredient in the last few meetings. It is missing in the lives of so many. Life has become, judging from the stories, an endurance challenge, not something joyful. It is joy and enthusiasm that makes life worth living.
As Socrates stated, an unanalysed life is not worth living, but the analysis should check for enthusiasm early on in the analysis process. We humans need a goal or a direction in our life. Work is all fine, it prevents boredom, vices, and needs, but so often it is not enjoyed, only endured for the money. And then there was retirement. Plans, well not really, but a few things I wanted to try. Oh well, I now am faced with the obvious, how does one maintain enthusiasm?
The first is a direction that I feel some passion for, what ever that will look like. Like Socrates horses, Passion and Reason, controlled by the reigns of beliefs and values, to avoid the ditches of vice and desire, down the road of Fortune on the way to Destiny.