Saturday, December 19, 2009

Of Yearning.

There exists no room for discontent if there remains nothing to hope for. Nothing to strive for, nothing to peg your faith on to, nothing to plan your days and wrap your dreams around. One might as well live deliberately, if there is left nothing to win or lose.

But then, maybe discontent isn't a bad thing after all.

14 comments:

JD said...

You're getting REALLY good with these one-liners :)

Never a truer word has been spoken. Anything more I say will just kill it!

mgeek said...

But isn't the desire to have "nothing to strive for" is a desire nevertheless?

Diwakar Sinha said...

I second the thought...but I'd really hope it cud happen naturally

Niti said...

Hope is what drives our life forward. However bad the situation may be, one does not cease to hope, even if there is no chance for it to be fulfilled. And if they do, the discontent would still be there, with no hope for it to be fulfilled.

That would be a terrible state. I think that is the state I would relate with a 'suicide moment'

Riddhi G.D said...

I Really liked this. And it actually made me d a double take on how I'd been feeling about certain things. Discontent may be inevitable, but it keeps things fluid and in motion.

Anushka said...

I guess neither discontent nor wretched apathy can carry on forever. Life is SO much about flux.

Srishti said...

True!
If you don't expect anything, you won't be let down!
And if something DOES happnen, its...a pleasant surprise. :)

I've been following this for some time now.

Go Sherry!

Leonardo said...

Discontent prepares the breeding ground for aims high and loud.

You need a reason for living? Try out a live Porcupine Tree concert! \m/

Sherry Wasandi said...

@ JD: Thank you. Very much.

@ mgeek: I speak of apathy, not the want of it. One that's taking you under like a wave in high tide.

@ Diwakar Sinha: Even if it does, one must be careful what one wishes for. I always learn the hard way.

Sherry Wasandi said...

@ Niti: If I say that I have never completely run out of hope, I would be lying. So I don't believe that it is impossible to live without it.

I'm left to question exactly how much of human thought and belief is purely perfunctory? I'm still trying to draw the margin there.

@Riddhi: Fluid and in motion. Exactly.
Thanks for visiting.

Sherry Wasandi said...

@ Anushka : That may be true. But what if it's not flux. What if it's the absence of it? Void. Missing. That's disconcerting.

@ Sristi : You are one of the very few people who make me smile everytime, right through the monitor. :)

Sherry Wasandi said...

@Leonardo: That's what I said.

I try. I try to warm up to Porcupine Tree. And I fail miserably every time.

Srishti said...

Heyy, anytime :)
Just say the word and I'll do any Joker-dance so you smile. :D

soin said...

that sounds like the choice to become an engg.. or do something else..once you choose the other,the other seem better.atleast for now it does.free