19 Jun 2007


was reading the fountainhead(again) and dint finish it(again)...but had to give this excerpt a mention....right in the beginning, on pg. 16, is one of Roark's first bit of expression that gives u an insight into his "monstrous" ideas.

Every man creates his meaning and form and goal. Why is it so important- what others have done? Why does it become sacred by the mere fact of not being your own? Why is anyone and everyone right- so long as it's not yourself? Why does the number of those others take the place of truth? Why is truth made a mere matter of arithmetic? Why is everything twisted out of all sense to fit everything else? There must be some reason. I don't know. I've never known it. I'd like to understand."

This got me thinking.
Why do I not accept my self-worth? Why must I deny my abilities and fake humility in order to be a good human being? Why do we thrive on acceptance? Why is there is a right and a wrong way of being offbeat? Why does the system get me down? Why is something cool and something else not? Why have I always been told that the competition is better than me? Why does the competition affect me? Why is it that when I know my purpose, suddenly I'm insane? and why is it that if realization of that purpose happens to bring me worldly success I'm eccentric, a genius?
You would probably say something redundant like, "man is a social animal." Well, is he?
Why do we make such general statements?

Why is everything so B&W???
Where do I put my shades of grey???

1 comment:

fr0z3n said...

Man being a "social" animal is just an euphemism for "safety in numbers". Wanting to fit in, to be like everyone else is the "safe" way to play it. No reproving glaces to face, no biting criticisms to tolerate. Maybe that is why it takes an eccentric to be a genius. Maybe that's what it takes to stand up and be yourself. Maybe being different doesn't have to be this scary. Maybe it doesn't always have to be good OR evil. Life sure ain't black and white. Its as grey as it is colourful. Then why can't we be what we are?

Btw, you don't seem the kind of person who "thrives on acceptance.