marți, 30 aprilie 2013

Beautiful time

It hardly could be said that life is compounded of beautiful and ugly facts or events, since these two are rather criteria for considering things. They have not clear meanings in the case of things and we must imagine that there would be totally unclear to establish such values to a changing and composite reality as it is a life event.

In spite of this difficulty, we often live as if it would be required to qualify our life events as beauty or ugly. From the preoccupation for improving our home to those for achieving great ideals of love or wisdom, the labels ‘beautiful’ and ‘ugly’ conjoin our endeavors, mostly when they have not come to an end yet.

Moreover, while many human activities cannot reach a definite attainment, the two labels are used for instilling the false impression of an end, be it positive or not.

Surely, they do not represent the values of the events, but our own implication into them. A so called ‘nice’ or ‘beautiful’ time expresses the fact that we increase our personality by living it, while a ‘bad’ or ‘ugly’ time means that we lost some parts of us in that period.

 We often prefer to think of our bad time as something we totally overcame, so that we can build another time using our whole personality. When we cannot succeed in renouncing to it, we tend to make responsible for our ugly time the things and persons from our past. They will seem ugly to us.

Since our lives are compounded of other things and persons, this is partly true. They could not be really ugly, but it is true that when we waste our lives with bad times, we allow to other things and persons to intervene too much in our life. On the contrary, the feeling of a beautiful time is mainly a personal experience.

duminică, 14 aprilie 2013

Loving more than ever

It is easy to forget any person you met long time ago.

And to forget her means that you cannot imagine how she could be a part of your present.

The slight and random memories do not revive her in your life.

They only give birth to words about her, which are detached from the context of your present life.

Being so, they have no significance for the current life. But beyond the current life is its general meaning, even if something as a general meaning of life is just a matter of futile questions.

For this reason, the persons who are remembered seem to say something about the meaning of your life, not only about your past.

More than ever, you are ready to see them as ones who modified your entire life, in spite of the permanent belief that you are its master. As a part of the human longing for understanding life, you also may love them more than ever.

vineri, 12 aprilie 2013

Words becoming actions

Almost everything a man does is more powerful than him.

His loneliness does not really allow addition. Man is in his breath, and a single breath can be added only to another breath. He cannot be more than him when he does something in the world, but he only let the world to show itself through him.

Still, his loneliness is concealed by language.  We can speak about our life by including the world which does not belong to us.

And language is the way by which he uses the results of a long history of human attempts to get out from loneliness by addressing to other men.

Though without others’ support, an individual still can claim that his acts belong to him and he will not feel alone, if he has the power to use the language.

But when he does not speak to anybody, he feels that his words are only attempts to conceal his loneliness. Then, it takes birth the feeling that what he does is futile, too. Therefore, he prefers to stay under the shelter of the words and to use them as if they would be actions. The lonely words take the name of an action: prayer, thought, poetical creation etc.

miercuri, 10 aprilie 2013

The danger of comparison

Many human activities keep their value as long as they are not compared with other activities.

And not because we may find that other activities are more important than the one we do. The comparison mainly opens the field of the multiplicity of all human affairs that always contradicts the continual and justified belief in our individuality.

For this reason, the comparison is felt as a personal danger and we prefer to use it only for judging others’ activities.

The individuality belongs to us, not to our activities. Though with marks of individuality, we act in a comparable way. For instance, we love, think, speak, and die like others. Only the strong personalities impress deeper marks of individuality upon them and provide the comfort of knowing that they can return to these marks whenever their activities fail. The return means to confidently search for other personal resources for doing new activities.

There are fewer chances to such return for those with a weaker personality. Therefore, they strive for making their activities more personal than they can be and to hinder the possibility of being compared. They usually try to do this by living in the public eyes. They use the comparison to show that their activities are more important than others’.

 But once they call the public to testify their individuality, the danger of comparison has been already done. Those many eyes are identical to the multitude of other’s activities. Thus, a public person is received by other people as one of their activities, and not as an individual person. Public persons are identified with an activity of entertainment. Consequently, they will live just for being an activity for other people, in spite of their desire of expressing their individuality.