Monday, August 8, 2011

10 Day Thought Provocation Challenge

[Day 02]: What is the difference between existence and essence?

   Existence is simple that, existing. Being alive. Whereas your essence is who you are. Your essence is what comes with your existence, what separates you from everyone else. The feeling you give when you enter a room, not the simple fact that you are in a room. One's essence is the basic, real, and unique nature of that person. It can also be the significant individual feature of a person. To exist means to be present in reality (time and space). Something that is not present in reality may still have an essence. For example, the essence of a bachelor is an unmarried man. However, if every man was married and there were no bachelors left (existing) on earth, the essence of a bachelor would still be an unmarried man. Existence is the state of being, but essence is who you truly are.

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