Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Slaves...

We are slaves to our lives. Not by choice but because sometimes we are bogged by other things that overpowers our desire and passion- like responsibility, money, power. "Money is not everything" they say, but that's hard to conform to when everything and everyone else in this world tells you otherwise. Do you...watch tv excessively knowing you should take effort to exercise but you're too tired after an exhausting day at work? Are you...stuck in a dead-end job that however pays you well and requires little effort? Are you....struggling to pay off your credit card bills because you bought a new phone/gadget/car/house because "everyone has to", because "its the sensible thing to do", because "everyone must have a 3 /5/10-year plan"? Are you..stuck in a passion-free relationship because you've been with him/her for 5 years already, because you think this is as good as it gets, because you're the only son so you have to be married and produce offsprings before your parents die, because you're afraid to put yourself out there? Or are you married to an older man because you choose security and money over love? Are you stuck staring down a list of places you wanna go but you can't because you have no money? How nice if we can just let go of those expectations and follow our heart's desire and be free. But We can't, can we?

5 comments:

kyez said...

Yes, this is sad but true. People live the way their parents and friends expect them to live and not by their own desire and passion.

tihtahpah said...

but if we did what we want, some might label it as being selfish...life's about hard choices i guess

kyez said...

Well, why do I have to do what others like in MY life? They can do what they like in THEIR life. Everyone gets to run their own life.

Practicing other people's principles and passion in MY life doesn't make sense does it?

JT said...

I believed we can. However, that person up there (and yes, I'm a so call free thinker) likes balance. So, you can follow your own desire but it will definitely come with a price.

A year back, i've written on a piece of card that i wanted to lead an idependent life as one of my personal goal. I did that by moving to Bangkok...but it did come with a price.

tihtahpah said...

any life-changing decision is always applauded. it's about doing something about ur situation and not just sit and whine about it.

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