Wednesday, February 22, 2006
A Life Of the Possible (Not the Actual)
Sooner or later we must measure ourselves in the real world, against some external standard.
Examples of not doing this, are all things sentimental, and escapism, and wishfilled, like:
- constantly listening to music
- trawling the internet (or blogging)
- reading or talking
The antidote of course is doing. Don't talk about it. Don't think about it. Do it. That's the real life, the rest is advertising, most of it, false advertising.
One of the best ways to start engaging with the world is through physical acts of doing.
That way the amorphous begins to solidify, and life reveals itself to be both bigger, badder and more magical than we ever imagined. Life belongs not to those living it through their imaginations.
So start running, and come alive again.