Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The Dandelions had rusted from disuse.
This image reminds me of a quote from Da Vinci -
'Iron rusts from disuse, water loses its purity from stagnation, even so does inaction sap the vigours of the mind.'

I had a lecture on Nietzsche and Happiness today. It was one of those moments when all of your thoughts line up like dominoes and tumble together in one swift motion. His beliefs affirmed my understanding that it is better to live dangerously, and to send our ships into uncharted seas, than to remain stagnant. It is better, no not 'better' but more fulfilling, to experience life across a myriad of highs and lows rather than to plateau into a state of contentment. Contentment should never be enough. Contentment and stagnation sap the vigours of the mind. Life, with all of its grandeur beauty and pain, is there for us to live in rather than merely exist in. Do everything with passion. The greatest suffering has always produced the greatest creativity.

1 comment:

  1. I love these words. Thankyou for a beautiful post.