Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Day 28: The tough taste of life

I've just read one of the comments I got (THANK YOU!), which made me reflect upon my goal setting for this year. I do believe that we should set ourselves to one difficult task a year at least, not only to prove ourselves, but to keep our skills keen and sharp.

Challenges are a part of life, and most of the times we are faced with them, without the slightest possibility of choice, which makes most people try to run away from them, I think. I'm pretty sure most of us would gladly decline all pain and suffering and sweat that usually accompany such situations.

But, where would the beauty be? What about the swelling feeling of conquer and strength that comes from defeating the storms of life? I think it feels better when I choose my challenges, rather than just wait for life to set them in front of me, especially when, as Terry Pratchett states, the cowards never come one by one, but all at the same time.

Guillermo Prieto said: "The abyss doesn't scare me. Falling water is far more beautiful".

That's why I look forward to selecting my challenges. To prove myself I'm still tough and skilled.

9 comments:

mutleythedog said...

The Chinese Philosopher Mu Tai Dong says "The jellyfish boils in cold water - because the water of its home is colder still" So it is.

the usual stuff said...

TNX a lot for stopping by. You really made me reflect upon your comment. I'm still trying to take out all the juice from it.

Miao said...

I can't help but laugh. Mutleythedog's comment is too amusing. You wouldn't want to find out who Mu Tai Dong is.

BEAST said...

Miao you devil , is she not your best friend ?.
As I was ordering my sweet and sour prawn balls from Bridports finest take away emporium , the restaurant manager and local visionary guru Mu Tai ,Advised me that the omens were auspicious and that This year I should embrace my inner laziness !
I have been loafing on the couch ever since....the woman is a saint!

Miao said...

The Usual Stuff, just for your information Mu Tai Dong is the person who said that I died of noodle explosion.

the usual stuff said...

Ooooohhhh...!
Thanks a lot for the explanation, miao. Now it gets in contexts and becomes funnier.
Beast, you are definitely one of my kind, the intelligent lazy. Long life laziness!

Jingoistic said...

Mutley and Mu Tai are a laugh! They might be annoying but they're annoying in a good way...

Miao said...

Annoying in a good way in the sense that we get a kick out of laughing at them. ;) Evil, but what fun is there without a little wickedness?

the usual stuff said...

In my circle, we quote Tim Burton:
'Life's no fun without a good scare'
Isn't that what everything is about? Cackle, cackle.