the essential questions

The Vorlons ask, “who are you?”

The Shadows ask, “what do you want?”

Our answers are the key to our personality and our destiny.

It’s not as clear-cut as good and evil, light and dark, although visually, the Vorlons and the Shadows do indeed typify those extremes, and their ideology is on opposite ends of the spectrum as well.  They’re ancient races and have been walking their respective paths for longer than we can imagine.  For we, the “young ones,” who a few paltry millenia ago were busy growing opposable thumbs (or living in a Garden, depending on your belief), our psyches are too muddled to be classified as Good or Evil.  In RPG parlance, we’re Chaotic, whatever our other leanings.

But still the questions loom about us, and still we must answer.  Whether it’s posed by an alien, or the product of our own still small voices, we have to ask,

Who am I?

What do I want?

and we have to decide which will guide our lives.

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1 Comment

  1. freundlyfolk said,

    December 22, 2007 at 3:18 pm

    i have been trying for 30 years to figure out the answers to those two little questions. i’m very slowly scratching away enough of the build-up from others’ expectations and my own delusions to start to see the answers.

    my big fear, though, is that by the time i figure it out, i’ll be too old to do anything about it.

    oh well. 🙂


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