A not very timely note

This was a blog I once wrote during my high school and early college years. I keep it around for nostalgic purposes, but it is quite obviously no longer updated. I am looking to make a more professional blog presence in the future, but I still like to look at where I was mentally at certain points in time.

- G. Jan 2013

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

"Perspective is Everything" by Scythe

So let us take a minute to narrow things down to a broader scope. Why does anything matter if we will ultimately be forgotten? This question has plagued philosophy since its dawn and surely will not fade before dusk. In our life, perspective is everything. It is the difference between having nothing and having everything when given the same scenario a view through different lenses. It is the difference between hope and despair, the difference between success and failure, the difference between right and wrong, and even the difference between life and death - all can potentially be derived from the same situation, and at the same time I am not going to say that blind optimism is always the way out, cause that simply is not the case unfortunately. There is that saying that we always hear being thrown around- "Ignorance is bliss". While this statement does hold some truth, it can't be used as a scapegoat as often as it has been in our society. Another key to happiness is balance. You can't have a positive outlook on everything. Even though living with such an attitude looks good on paper, it does not translate too well to real life, but what does it matter - everything we do will ultimately be forgotten, so stop wasting your time looking at your life through the wrong lens, and live it to the best of your ability while you still can.


YogaforCynics said...

"Narrow things down to a broader scope"--that pretty much says it all about perspective, I think.

True, having a positive attitude on everything doesn't work--and in fact, those who claim to can be some of the most negative people you'll ever meet, as they judge and deny compassion to anyone who doesn't fit their definition of "positive."

L. Venkata Subramaniam said...

I like the way you pick your topics and analyze them.

I dont think everything is forgotten. Physics shows that even sub atomic particles have memory. Also if you look at a star at night, you are seeing what happened millions of years ago. A few million kilometers from earth the same event that today we watch in the sky will get played all over again. So every event is recorded and gets played in this universe, over and over again.