A Poet's Journal: July 21st, 2014
When to persist and when to back down? This is a question forever out of our grasp, yet constantly forcing us to reconsider our actions. It is certainly a wonder why we have taken for granted the underlying meaning that both of them encompass: that of competition. But we are born into this mindset, and feel that life means nothing unless it is based upon the value of win or loss, even though ultimately, in such terms, it must end with the latter. The truth is, the question should be deferred and deferred again until we can no longer assume that it is our position in the race that matters, nor even how we get there, but that the drifting in and out of our current state of affairs is the only thing that is absolutely undeniable, and the only thing that is an eventual release to a perturbed mind.