"We live in a moment of history where change is so speeded up that we begin to see the present only when it is already disappearing." - Ronnie Laing [1927 - 1989]
Whatever mysteries that have enveloped the concept of time from that of Eintein's theory of relativity to other emerging bizare concepts of time travel, time dilation, etc., there seems only one driving truth in our everyday life -- and that is "Life is a fast evolution of time."
I remember as a child, I wanted to grow so fast so that I can do more things that I can't do as a child. And when I became a youth, I started to get confused that I'm getting more responsibilities that I have never tried in my life. As I grow older, each time, I realize that time is just so fast and much as I wanted to accomplish, I could only focus on one thing at a time. In fact, at times we would feel so uncontented not having accomplished all the things we want or probably not having seen the outcome of things as we expected to be.
With our passion to accomplish things, sometimes it becomes our madness -- at times leading us to the edge of our sanity.
Ronnie Laing has probably been the best known radical psychiatrist of our times. He has believed though that there is some kind of natural "homeostasis" in what we call madness. In another quotation from Laing, he said: "Insanity: a perfectly rational adjustment to the insane world."
However, I would not like to discuss more about Laing's philosophy. I just happened to read his above quotation from Google quotes and so I started to write this blog.
With so many fast changing outside influences in our lives, we may tend to be "out of touch" with reality. And with too many preoccupations, we could forget our main objectives or rather neglect to realize the purpose of our living.
In fact, I could not even think of a title for this blog. Or maybe for our lives, we could never tell where we could be going or ending. But what is more important...
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