‘Tis better to have tried in vain,
Sincerely striving for a goal,
Than to have lived upon the plain
An idle and a timid soul.
‘Tis better to have fought and spent
Your courage missing all applause,
Than to have lived in smug content
And never ventured for a cause.
For he who tries and fails may be
The founder of a better day;
Though never his the victory,
From him shall others learn the way.
– By Edgar A. Guest
I once read this quote in my grandfather’s handbook. I find it impressive and worth a share…
Sometimes i marvel at the thought of ‘Doomsday’. So, does it even arrive or is it the paralysis of analysis that has caught me wondering a lot more about it?
Then suddenly i prefer not to waste my time thinking about this, now because of 2 specific reasons that just popped up in my mind – First, if it were to happen, i.e, “The day of the Last Judgment” as they say, then i should be doing some real productive work or something that makes me feel happy, given the prognostication that we’re all gonna die. Secondly, now if the prophecy were spurious, I and every other person on this planet, would have to live our daily lives anyways. so why not work according to a plan. So these were my thoughts yesterday. today i saw and experienced things that again changed my viewpoints. so again am thinking. I wish i could have a perfect control over my mind and work according to a plan, indifferent to public opinions and happenings that mostly get me confused.