Definition: Raison D'être (pronounced rāˈzôN ˈdetr(ə)); French; noun
1. The most important reason or purpose for someone or something's existence.
Why I love this word:
Reason. The one thing we probably search more for than love; it's finding our place in this world. This word emphasizes the importance of continuously being on that search. Always asking, always trying to figure it out. What you don't realize is that while you are focusing so strongly on the end result of who you want to become, it's through the journey where you learn about yourself the most. Your end result is who you have collectively become over the past years not someone who want to reach to and magically transition into.
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