INSIDE MY HEAD
Men are haunted by the vastness of eternity and so we ask ourselves, will our actions echo across the centuries? Will strangers sit here on the hills, long after we are gone, and wonder who we were, how bravely we fought, how fiercely we loved?
I have watched Troy again (lost the number of times now). And the question came to my mind. What should we concentrate on?? Getting immortality (fame I mean) or living our life the way we want, oblivious to our urge to be known. I have to admit, I have given it a great deal of thought yet it seems so confusing.
A part of me wants to be known, it doesn’t want to just mingle with the earth and get lost in the ages. But there is another part of me who wants to enjoy what I have in hand, wants to value what I will lose in a few days. Which part should I go with? Now, if I choose to get known, it would be pretty difficult. In the modern times I could not probably take out a sword and go on beheading people like Achilles’ did, it would lead to immortality of course. People would say “Once there lived a man who grew crazy and when it got on him, he beheaded many people. My stories would be repeated through ages, my craziness rather than my story to be precise :). Well, if that be the case I would rather settle for nothing than be an immortal. Now, if I chose to enjoy what I have, I know I will regret for not even having tried. There would be a guilt which would rot my insides. But if I try, I know my mind will question again if it will be worth it, does it really matter if people of the coming age whom I don’t even know, remember me. The answer is no.
I know I may be wrong, but I think fame is not something to be worked for. It rather comes as a gift when you are extra ordinary. People will not remember you for having tried to be known but for who you were. What is needed is to improve ourselves as a person; I guess that’s what the ageless tones had bee n trying to tell us.
I think we should go on doing what we always believe in.
If we are good at it we will be known, if we are not good then why? We would have led a beautiful life, living like we always wanted. That’s great too, ain’t it? 🙂
And fame is temporary. We won’t be satisfied if we are not content with what we do, fame would then not matter. Fame would come and go but as I have said in my previous post, what matters are the ones with whom we would share all these things with, both success and our failure. I would say we should leave the thought for fame alone and go on living.
“For Fame may come and fame may go
But we go on forever”
I hope that Alfred Tennyson doesn’t mind. Have a great day 🙂