Sunday, December 30, 2007

Does anybody have answers for this one?

I sometimes don't understand this duality of how things work.
One theory is that if you want something bad enough and really strive for it, you eventually get it; or the universe conspires for you to get it or something like that.
And on the other hand, another theory says that don't expect, don't think about what you want so much and then things will happen for you. And I just don't understand which approach works.....

I know the book says work, but don't think about the results. But isn't it the result that we are working for? How do you separate yourself from your aim?

What differentiates a doodle from a painting... can the doodle ever be a masterpiece?

7 comments:

Neelam Prabhu Gaonker said...

dont really have the answers for this one....!!!
but i do follow something my mom always says...Hope for the best, prepare for the worst !!
always works :)

Cool Spice said...

i don't know... that would probably mean splitting my mind in two... one thats optimistic and the other thats pessimistic... aren't things complicated enough already? Am I right in hoping for answers?

Neelam Prabhu Gaonker said...

womaann...stop thinking in extremes. there is something between optimistic and pessimistic.
fuzzy logic rules :))))) :p

Siddhartha Joshi said...

why r u looking for answers? thr r no answers for anything. we just accept one particular explanation and make it our answer...science, art, philosophy and so on...

there is mahabharata which says 'karm kar par phal ki iccha mat kar'; then thrz coelho who talks about the inherent conspiracy of the universe and then thrz murphy's law also...and many many more...

all of these r right for some and not so right for others.

the simpler thing would be to have a goal and work towards it with your heart and soul...all the above would be true and you would still succeed (provided u r clear abt what success is for u)!

mridul said...

Doodles are masterpieces woman! Cuz its more spontaneous than any worker out and planned piece of art. I love doodles.

you said...

As someone said success is a journey, not a destination!

Karm karte jaa phal ki chinta mat kar...

so enjoy the process

Anonymous said...

the answer is in details, the definitions. define a masterpiece and i'll tell if a doodle can be a masterpiece. by nature of causality you have to wait for every little act to bear fruit before you can build on it - but you have worked and built on the result - i don't know what grandiose results you are talking about when you pose the question of working without consideration to results. and on theories, before you look for the right one, what convinces you one must exist? i see no reason why one must - the universe is not that coherent. it's nihilism, but then...