What is Understanding Intent?


Understanding Intent is pondering a wish that one seeks to carry out.

This could be thinking about an intention to love, to be free, to help others, to revel in joy, to laugh, to be happy, to create something, to embark into the unknown, to achieve something, to learn something new…

Intention is whatever you want it to be. But it is a conscious decision to make your life uniquely yours.


But, why bother with trying to understand intent?

Socrates is attributed to have said,”the unexamined life is not worth living.” If we don’t think about life, then what makes us different than an ant? Without using our innate ability to think and analyze life, we  would fail to live a fully human life.

This blog is a way for me to think through life’s moments. I hope that by sharing my thoughts and experiences that something will resonate with you. I hope that my journey to understand intent will allow you to think about yours – your uniquely individual life.


Here are some questions I think about and hope to delve into through this blog.

  • Why do we do the things we do?
  • What should we live for?
  • How do we understand meaning in our lives?
  • Who am I? Who are you?
  • Why are we all here?
  • How should I define myself?
  • Is there a way to create meaning in our lives? If so, how?

What does understanding intent mean to you? Why do you think about intention?