Anonymous asked: do you ever feel like you were born at the wrong time or in the wrong body? i do. i don't fit in with people my age and i feel really disconnected from myself sometimes. like i am not real or something (and this is when i am completely sober) perhaps it's mental illness but maybe something more existential. i dunno. all i know is i am a petite ok looking girl who feels anything but and everytime i see pictures of myself i get confused.
nietzsche posited that humanity is a bridge between being an animal and being an ideal perfect being, or being like a god. that our nature is to struggle because our entire species exists only as a transitional point between one thing and something else. we’re designed to act as a bridge and the path between where we started and where we will end up will take millenia to complete so by design we are not meant to be able to stop struggling in our own lifetimes. we’re not born perfect and it’s impossible to die perfect and our entire life is designed to be a struggle towards a destination we will definitely not live to see.
when you think about it that way, no human being is really born in the right body or at the right time. imperfection is our nature, constant struggle is our reason for existing. on the day you’re born, you’re handed a crossword puzzle. it is different than the crossword puzzle everyone else is handed on the day they are born and it is so complicated that you will definitely die before you fill all of the spaces in. but you’re the only one who gets that specific puzzle and one of the answers to the questions that are posed to you specifically might be the answer everyone needs to inch closer to the collective destination of our species. you are completely unique and even if you are uncomfortable with the set of questions that have been posed to you, you are still the only person who can answer them and that makes you special and worthwhile and interesting if you want to be those things. maybe the things you were born with are not an end in and of themselves but a set of tools you have to use to get yourself to an end of your own making.