On Living Willingly

Ricardo Guaderrama Caraveo
1 min readMay 28, 2023

Living by choice and not by the forceful pull of life.

An excellent Stoic analogy compares living as if one would be tied up to a wagon, that keeps on moving. You can choose not to move, but the cart will move and drag you either way, so, better to move along with it and enjoy the allowed freedom within those constraints.

It is a fruitful choice to make, to live willingly. You live differently when you know you are doing it by your own choice. It feels better.

A verse from the bible outlines this same idea, it says: