Monday, May 08, 2006

To be or not to be.

Life is a learning journey that only ends when our time is up. Even when you left, you're the only one who stopped learning, but others could actually even learn from your departure. Whether we like it or not, we have to accept the fact that we're growing old, learning more and more as time goes by.

You will never stop discovering things, new or old. In the sense of acceptance, its up to the person how they want to take it. Of course, if its something fairly respectable, common or just plain regular stuff, its never hard to take it in. But things are different when its something you have to wrecked your brain off or smack it really hard that whether you like it or not, you still have to accept it. Why.?

There's many things in this planet that's beyond our reach. It became an invariable option that whether you like it or not, plays an important part in our life. Take time for an instance. Whether you like it or not, its only 24 hours a day and you just have to do your best to maximize the utilization with what you're given. Because it's not something within your area to accept or not to because there's just nothing you can do about it. Of course, you can just keep shaking your head and turn a blind eye towards it but you knew yourself that it's not gonna last. It's only a temporary solution. Sooner or later, you still have to accept it. The hard way or the easy one.

When it comes to life's many decision that we make all the time, when something happened in between, you just have to take it. Willingly or not, it won't change just because you don't like it. Prevention is what experienced people advice you to do. In order to protect you from getting any possible mental or physical injury in the future. More like they don't want you to feel sorry for something you wanted badly to do because deep down they knew for sure in the future, they know you would regret. And they knew if they didn't, it will pains them so much to think that they could actually have prevented that from happening.

Can you put the blame on them.? From stopping you.? After all, they're doing it for your own good. They have the best interest of you in their heart. But sometimes, what they think its best for you doesn't necessarily mean it is. Even though most of the time, they're right, you can't help but think the fact that, that's life's nature. Its from mistakes you learn. If you never go for it, you won't know what you've missed or might missed.

Preparation and consultations from experienced people are nonetheless the best foundation for no matter what you intend to do in the near future, but that could be also the reason that stopped you from learning something you want but never did. You're too busy taking orders that you forgot to take your own orders. You're too busy listening and doing what you're suppose to do and forgot what you WANT to do.

Human act on freewill. Some chose to follow the more secure, bright road that you can see till the end for it will guarantee a steady road trip where for sure you won't tripped. But then, some still chose the bumpy road that's has some dark parts you have to brave yourself through. Why.? Perhaps they're seeking for something even better than the secure one can promise.? Even though it isn't that clear compare to the other one, you'll never know what's waiting for you down the blurry road if you never took it. But then, you still have to be prepared for the foreseen and unforeseen circumstances down the road. They could turn out to be better than what the other road promise or they could also be much worse too. But than, inside you, you know that no matter how it turns out, you know for sure you'll never regret. Because you finally feed the curiosity and question marks beneath you. For if you never took the road, how would you know? If it's a good one, congratulations. If it's not, its another lesson bought, though most probably at a harsher expense. At least, you did try and you don't have to live with it for the rest of your life wondering what was there actually.

This simply reminds me of Robert Frost's The Road Not Taken.

By the way, do you know Haagen-Dazs is extremely addictive.? =)

1 comment:

Ianfluenza said...

Nice post. Speaks out my angst and cravings for more knowledge and exploration of various possibilities in life. At the same time, quoting the very common insecurities on the uncertainties of making the wrong decisions at all the crossroads in our lifespan. Well done...