Monday, March 23, 2009

the revolutionary road

Are you special? Are you talented? Are you genuine? read some forward in my Gmail.
Well...
Though it went straight to the trash, brought back the same feelings which "the revolutionary road" evoked in me.

"Our whole existence here is based on this great premise that we're special. They we're superior to the whole thing. But we're not. We're just like everyone else! We bought into the same, ridiculous delusion. That we have to resign from life and settle down the moment we have children. And we've been punishing each other for it. "
this is one of those lines in the movie that I was able to relate to so much...

Slowly and steadily though, with all these reality checks and the subsequent doubts that creep in, I am coming closer to what I am than what i think myself to be.
Now, to flatter myself, I could claim, that very few of us manage to get to know themselves!

So, I am special in a way ;)

2 comments:

if i said this said...

true. the movie left me feeling weak for a while. "the hopeles emptiness" and the delusions and the hope and the surrender .. everything rang true.

and i told myself , i could have easily been that guy and i never wanted to.

if i said this said...

i dont know how not to give in to the "natural order of things" ... and i so clearly know i am not going to be good at it.

so to pondering some more , and finding a little meaning. peace.