Saturday, September 26, 2009
As we were going over Heidegger's Being-towards-death the other day, I began to ask myself what motivates me to act in a certain way. Heidegger would say it is the realization of my own finitude actualized in my death. I would disagree. I would say it is the desire to enjoy or experience things in my life future. I do not go to college because I think I must make something of myself before I die--I do it because I want to enjoy a higher quality of life. Am I misreading my motivation?