“Everyone feels they are on a journey, but if you cannot see reality, you are merely on a cosmic treadmill, trapped in time. A person can spend a lifetime going nowhere”
― R.J. Blizzard
We all long for happiness, Don’t we? The need to reach the pinnacle of success and to overcome all the pain we have endured through the process has become a living style these days.
Nobody wants to get off the hamster wheel. We are constantly looking over our shoulders and praying under the bated breath while trying to get to the next sparkling thing our eyes catches.
Why is that even after so much of self-awareness about us being a mortal and the inevitable truth of death as a final destination staring at our faces, we still ignore all the quotes and learnings we read in the book and passed on from generations, but continue to toil and struggle?
Why is it so difficult for us humans to sit and enjoy the scenery which is flying past us.
The reason I understand is that we are born explorers, builders and curiosity always takes the best of us. Needless to say, the peer pressure and the competition and an incessant rush to reach to the top and to provide the best of all the materialistic gains to our loved ones supersede every expectation to sit back and relax.
We were born hunters. The instinct to survive is deeply seeded in us and along with comes the fear to sustain in the hostile environment so no matter how much we read about false comforts of the materialist things and death being the inevitable truth, we just don’t believe it and keep rushing towards our goals.
The irony behind all of this is even after million years of evolution though we are the smartest and most dominant species in nature, we still keep fighting for our survival when all of us share the same fate.
Is the fight and struggle worth the pain?
I’ve written a poem based on the same underlying emotion. Read Journey
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