Monday, November 22, 2010

The biggest loss

The greatest hazard of all, losing one’s self, can occur very quietly in the world, as if it were nothing at all. No other loss can occur so quietly; any other loss - an arm, a leg, five dollars, a wife, etc. - is sure to be noticed.

Søren Kierkegaard

4 comments:

Cécile said...

How true.
I have read that psychoanalysts think suicide is the way some people find to prevent the mental destruction of their self. It's such a violent and sad way to prevent it.
But sometimes, it can be so hard to speak for yourself. To be yourself.

thinker said...

Yes, it's hard.
Oscar Wilde said: "Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation."
So i guess we must keep on defining ourselves, and practice searching for our true face every day. Luckily, artists have to do this more often that other people...

Ian said...

Yes,Bravo.Good post.

thinker said...

Thanks Ian, glad you like it.