06 11 / 2013
"Selfishness demands, “What’s in it for me?”, while Love asks, “What can I give?"
21 10 / 2013
19 10 / 2013
Unattainable; we set limits to ourselves, putting people, places and things into a box shoved right at the top of the closet. The box sits at the highest place in our room, while we stare at it from the bottom making plans of using all of it one day. So we wait and we wait, we wait for time to make us more worthy of reaching out to that box.
What sets them out of our league? What is this idea of ‘can’t haves’? Is it the thrill of chase, of reaching the finish line just to walk away from it? Is it the thrill of achieving something in life only to discover it isn’t as royal as we had imagined?
Humans, duh-we want what we don’t have. This world would stop moving if we all got rid of greed. Each one thirsty for his own set of ideals; for his own unattainable fantasies.
Which brings me back to my question, why is it unattainable? Is it self-pity which leads us to believe we can’t have what we want? Is it our failures, or our perception of seeing someone as the pure-noble-oh-so-worthy-of-all-admiration? Why does it become so important to chase after it, to obsess over it till it is in our hands; is it a matter of ego? Will we not forgive ourselves for not trying? If we try are we brave? Or are we weak and giving in to our impatience? Would we not sit and let the unattainable come to us, or would we rush to run after it only to find it disappointing? And do we find it disappointing because the rush of chasing led us to believe in a palace on a mountain top? When all along it was only a cottage by the lake; so why is unattainable again?