Couple of days ago I wrote these “lines”.
the risk of
When I was thinking about these lines, what amazed me was the spontaneity with which these words came out. One thing which escaped my eye until much later was how similar these two lines were. Isn’t protecting ourselves and preventing ourselves from getting hurt same?.
When I said minimize the risk of being hurt, what I was really trying to say was trying to prevent pain that it would bring to me. Somehow my mind seems to have given a special stature to pain, from the rest of things from which I want to protect myself.
So what are the “other” things here, what do we really protect ourselves from?, I thought about these possible things
- Loss of direction in life
- Bad company
- Waste of time
- Loss of power
- Loss of dignity
- Madness for fame and money
- Losing humanity
In a way all of these would eventually end up hurting us in a way or other, causing pain. So what was my mind really thinking about, is it all we want to protect ourselves from, pain?, are we so afraid of the pain?.
What do you guys protect yourselves from?, do you think a separate status for protection from getting hurt was valid?.