Masochistic or Motivation
It could be argued that the two exist synonymously. There is something to be said about the unknown. There is a wonderful innocence about it. To experience something that manipulates your brain into thinking that you can't live without that sensation again. To challenge your mind and your body to reach feats that some think are the impossible. Is that addiction or perseverance?
I've never climbed Everest, I'm clueless to the elation one must feel once the summit is reached while gasping on the limited oxygen left in your lungs. I've never run a marathon so I can't appreciate what it feels like for your body to succumb to the dichotomy of pleasure and pain in the same instance. I've never eaten a steak. I'm lost on the satisfaction one gets slicing through a piece of Kobe like it's butter then slowing savouring the juices that roll across the tongue with ever chew. Because I've never experienced these things I don't know what or if I'm missing out on anything.
I do however know what it feels like for every emotion in my body to travel down my arms, into my fingers and for those very fingers to type the words that might become a sentence that could provoke a life changing reaction from a reader. I suppose having simply said, "One man's trash is another's treasure," would have been an appropriate summation of my thoughts but then how would you have otherwise wasted a few minutes of your life if not by reading my blog post. I started this post not knowing what direction it would take or really what it's purpose was. I would write a few words then leave it...repeat. Since then so much has happened around the world in the last few months and I've easily become sidetracked with my thoughts. I will never apologize for my content, be it sexual, political or religious but with a social platform I have an obligation to maintain awareness and not be contradictory with my words or my morals and values while remaining true to my beliefs. So whether you climb mountains, run marathons or write books, I can confidently proclaim that "we" in the grand scheme strive to be rich with love, happiness and health and if we manage to make a few bucks along the way that's great too.
If we live life accepting the similarities in others and stop dwelling on the differences the human race wouldn't seem like such a race at all.
"My religion is simple. My religion is kindness." ~ Dalai Lama