"Existence precedes essence."
~John Paul Sartre
"The essence of Dasein lies in its existence."
Ontology! Do I exist because I have essence or do I exist because I will have essence? What if I say, "I am happy." Is being "happy" the essence of "I am" because "I am" exist or does "I am" as a dasein exist because of the essence of being "happy"?
Or is this a problem of syntax?