Answer lies in your interpretations

Why do I work hard to achieve more? Why can’t I be content with what I have?

Why my planner is always packed? Why can’t I simply sit and take rest?

Why do I need to think about the meaning of life? Why can’t I forget all such madness?

I know we all live and die.. but “Why did it bloom, if it’s going to wither?” or was it to leave just some legacy?

“We are going to die, and that makes us the lucky ones. Most people are never going to die because they are never going to be born”– – Richard Dawkins

So immortality is not an answer to these questions. And death may not be the ultimate destination.

Maybe the answer lies in one’s own interpretations.

So either

Cherish every moments of life and Take a step back and laugh at yourself

or

Give up everything and be a monk..

 

Is it possible to have a grey stage between these two..?

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The author is a Quality Assurance professional by experience. Part Quantitative data analyst, part consultant for quality and information security practices, part software tester, she is a writer by passion and blogs at http://wordsandnotion.com and http://qualitynotion.com/.

One thought on “Answer lies in your interpretations

  1. Sha'Tara

    October 12, 2017 at 9:23am

    Wow, you should get a million “hits” with that one! Your posited extremes are unacceptable to me – anyway, I don’t like extremes, they lead but to madness and death. So, yes, there is a grey area between seeing life only through rose coloured glasses, and giving up on everything. We are born “here” and both, “me” and the world I find myself in, are enigmas. The trick is to decide what to do with the time we are given and if/when we discover that our “time” may not have an end, use that to determine how we will use it up. Isn’t it a bit like being given a bit of free money, say $100, and told to go spend it in a gambling casino. If we’ve never been in one before, it’s best to walk around and check out the various games going on, then decide how to spend the money. Personally, I’d give it to some harassed, overworked staffer, then walk out… hah! 🙂

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      Akhila

      October 12, 2017 at 10:51am

      Liked your interpretation shatara… we are puzzled not only when the the given time or money is endless but when it’s temporary or limited too..isn’t it…

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      • Sha'Tara

        October 12, 2017 at 11:58am

        Yes, and it seems that no matter how “certain” we become of whatever life’s outcome will be, we really are never certain. Certainty breeds contempt too, as witness those who are so sure about everything. I think “life” was designed or designed itself so there would be no certainty. Have you ever pondered the “riddle” of Schrodinger’s cat? I won’t write it out here since it’s easy to check up on it on Wikipedia. Worth looking at again. I think that your own “grey stage between the two” is a brilliant interpretation of the uncertainty principle. Great work, and in so few words… wow!

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          Akhila

          October 13, 2017 at 5:24pm

          Yup, the particle wave duality…. it happens everywhere…. in fact I love to believe that we are also not an exception to that, say like our soul is the wave, it we could only see the particle or physical form of it…

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          Akhila

          October 13, 2017 at 5:24pm

          Thanks for putting the schrondingers cat here…

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  2. anaghamurali

    October 12, 2017 at 10:42am

    Those aren’t crazy. They are thoughts that at times we forget to think. Or perhaps I act like I forgot to think.its wonderful….

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      Akhila

      October 12, 2017 at 10:49am

      That I agree with you….some notions are knowingly forgotten..

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  3. kishanlakhotia

    October 12, 2017 at 12:08pm

    Giving up is not required. Enjoy every achievement without clinging as all the achievements and failure are impermanent. Clinging and aversion are the root cause of suffering.

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      Akhila

      October 13, 2017 at 5:17pm

      Very much right….”why things should be taken too seriously, “ one must have that attitude

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  4. Feelings and Freedom

    October 12, 2017 at 12:54pm

    I believe we all are living in the grey area…trying to prove our worth..more to others than to ourselves. And I feel life’s good like that…extremes are generally extremes;)

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  5. boundlessblessingsblog

    October 12, 2017 at 2:06pm

    Beautiful words and thought to be thought about, Akhila. Choose to live or be a monk or live a human life. All great questions.

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  6. Moushmi Radhanpara

    October 12, 2017 at 5:13pm

    This was really thoughtful.
    But I have no idea what and how to respond to this, I mean I was the kind of person who would only see in black and white, but of late it is no more the case. Recently it has always been grey, trying to put it in black and white simply isn’t working for me anymore. So may be grey is the answer. We all just need to strive for our goals.

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      Akhila

      October 13, 2017 at 5:08pm

      Thanks dear.. even though you were doubtful initially on what to respond here, your comments have risen up to a different level. Though I didn’t much think on the grey area, it just occurred to me towards the end of the post…

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          Akhila

          October 16, 2017 at 7:57pm

          All good… between what does it mean mataindah…

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          • Mataindah

            October 16, 2017 at 8:24pm

            Mataindah – beautiful eyes in indonesian language .. aa vaaku inu gambeeryam ulathyi thoni angany chumma itatha. ;P

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            Akhila

            October 19, 2017 at 2:28pm

            Athu kollallo…usharayikku…

          • Mataindah

            October 19, 2017 at 6:39pm

            you have malabar kinda mallu slang ith evdey nin opichu?

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            Akhila

            October 23, 2017 at 1:59pm

            Mallus nu ethu slang um vazhangum.. sheriyalle?

  7. Tony Burgess

    October 12, 2017 at 7:30pm

    A full life does not mean having a full schedule or a full bank account or a full squad of friends. I think that the notion that more is better is a false one. Quality should win over quantity every time. Enjoy life under your own terms not by what others have said is best.

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      Akhila

      October 13, 2017 at 5:06pm

      Thanks a lot for your brainy words. Yes living in authentic way, not to impress anyone is the best possible choice

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  8. Doctor Jonathan

    October 12, 2017 at 7:54pm

    It is for each person to decide the life they choose to live. For many (as you write) they will choose to exist rather than live. What an unfortunate waste of blessed opportunity.

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      Akhila

      October 13, 2017 at 5:03pm

      I get you totally doctor. The point of living or merely existing depends on ones own choice…

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      • Doctor Jonathan

        October 13, 2017 at 6:47pm

        I appreciate that. Hopefully, more people in this world begin recognizing these two lifestyles and choose the one that truly satisfies their wants and needs.

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  9. Kurian

    October 12, 2017 at 8:31pm

    Wow, good question Akhila. If I can’t have one, I will look for a middle path

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      Akhila

      October 13, 2017 at 5:02pm

      Hmm… that’s a better choice if there is one

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  10. D

    October 12, 2017 at 11:43pm

    I wonder which is best? To be born and die or not being born at all? I am terified about this, about dying some day. There are moments I wonder if it wouldn’t have been better if I wasn’t born at all? No pain, no suffering, nothing – just void. Today when I walk and do the little things I once ignored.. touching and feeling them… I can only thing that one day I will not be doing it anymore. This gift of life is limited but deep down inside I wish it would have been immortal. I absolutely loved your post!

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      Akhila

      October 13, 2017 at 5:02pm

      Thank you so much for loving this post….in fact I am also in that wonder stage, perplexed which is better … but anyways I am born and alive now, so I need to live..and live guilt free as far as possible.

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  11. Ravi Sidula

    October 12, 2017 at 11:49pm

    Thats why i come to read ur posts :-). I wud prefer the first one madam. Life is to live and experience and laugh with those cherished memories and share happiness, joy and laughter with others.

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      Akhila

      October 13, 2017 at 4:59pm

      Thanks Ravi… I also prefer the first one, but even then my second mind asks, “why all these”

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  12. Siddhartha Dua

    October 13, 2017 at 12:24pm

    Thought provoking and intense. Your writing inspires awe. What a brilliant writer your are. Checkout my posts as well . You might like some posts there.

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      Akhila

      October 13, 2017 at 5:45pm

      Something went wrong while commenting in your posts….

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      • Siddhartha Dua

        October 13, 2017 at 6:50pm

        I don’t know. It happens all the time. There is some curse on my reader page. It is possessed.

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  13. Siddhartha Dua

    October 13, 2017 at 6:52pm

    The numbers of followers you have is more than the number of people who travel in Delhi metro daily.

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      • thewritewomanblog

        October 23, 2017 at 4:39pm

        I think so, neither are we sanyasees nor are we too thrilled and absolutely optimistic about life always and ready to let go

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