Concept

Desire

In the new era opening before us, which revolves around the idea of freedom controlled by the fear of the virus, social media and instant communication, there is a unanimous perception that our desires begin to always be up to date with the expectations towards the new time, as they are increasingly induced by algorithms.
Quite often the desire does not have a precise form and exceeds boundaries. It may take the form of a need to fill a void, a whim, or a form of escapism resulting in an ephemeral fulfillment. Similarly, it resembles the rush of a sudden virtual almost insignificant pleasure which sometimes can create addiction and dependency, by turning one away from what really is essential.
It is usually the case when the expectations are already known and experienced, and need to be rediscovered or replicated; but desire also entails being prepared to push oneself beyond all that is known, to project oneself into the future, and to know how to grasp aspirations, goals, and ideals.
Today, desire could rise again as an opportunity for meaning, that is to understand how to exist, as a form of rediscovery of human potential, of perseverance towards life - the real life, not the artificial one. Besides, it could coincide with the necessity of understanding how to preserve our species, how to take care both of our environment and our peers, and how to establish our dignity of being truly and completely humans.