|Posted by Krishna KBS on November 13, 2006 at 6:43 AM|
The following note is actually a reply that I had written yesterday to a post in a website, on a topic that is quite close to my heart. I do not why; but feel like sharing it with you --- Whoever you are..
It is about a topic that I feel strongly about. There are not many things that I feel strongly or passionately about; so, when something of this sort turns up I become ridiculously passionate and emotional.
Is it a good thing to be passionately ridiculous or... well.. ridiculously passionate? I do not know. I will leave you to be the judge....
This is what I had written:
We live not for ourselves, but for others.
We live out of a sense of filial duty, out of responsibility.
We live because we do not know how to die.
Given a choice, most people would love to take the easy way out -- if there is an easy way. Is there? I don't know. Probably no one knows.
But do we have a choice? Life is not about choices; it is about chances. Sounds cliched? But life is a cliche -- the more we tend to make it less of a cliche, the more cliched it becomes. Sounds paradoxical and weird? But then life is full of paradoxes, and .. Well, if life isn't weird-- what is?
Yes, death is welcome; and life can be looked at, and quite probably is, a long and weary wait for death.
Wait! Wait! And Wait! And hopefully, the wait will be worthwhile, and will not take too much time... Not take that much time that we are tired of the waiting, and tired and sickened by the thought of death. As death is romantic, and life is unsexy, only when death is nowhere on the horizon. Once we are old enough (yes, old 'enough' --- not just 'old'), and every cough and sniffle is taken as a hint of death kncoking on the door, I do not think I will, and guess no one will, think that death is welcome.
But that is a long way off, yet. Sadly?
Meanwhile, all one can do is try to enjoy or atleast bear the way we live. After all the way we live is a very good indicator of the way we are going to die -- as we all are; some sooner, some a bit later...but everyone in the end. And that includes you and I --Thankfully? --- Yes, THANKFULLY!
That's it! That is the post. Reading this now, I felt like adding a few more line...regarding hope. After all, a lot of things are said about hope; why not add my bit too?
Yeah, hope keeps us alive. But hope does not keep us from dying; it is a sense of responsibility...however misplaced.