“Life is a comedy to those who think and a tragedy to those who feel” Horace Walpole
Many definitions for life have been proposed throughout centuries from every type of philosopher to religious icon. However, they all have one synonymous view, the role of the human mind in perceiving the best or worst from any given situation in life.
The tragedy of feeling is that people get trapped into a state of oversensitivity. This allows them to become vulnerable and imitate the social norms stimulated by media and various authority figures. These impacts to life forge a signature, leaving nothing but a lost sense of self.
Imagine the places you could go if society could not define your boundaries or if you were not constantly trying to ‘fit in’ and ‘people please’. What if people’s opinions of you were not an issue? If only you said what was truly on your mind, if only you knew yourself, it may have saved you years of being in the same horrible job or relationship.
However, our defense mechanisms are sloppy and irresponsible; it is here that we witness the calamity of sentiments. We must cultivate our minds like a finely tuned violin and unleash a majestic rendition. Emotion is a gift, the limits of the human mind are infinite, we must not limit our thinking to the morals and standards of the society, we must not conform without question, but we must impact the world uniquely.
The comedy of life is that the emotions we feel and our perception of the world are ours, and we can feel how we want at any time of day. So why do we allow people to rob us of what is ours? Why can’t we quickly shake off that sullen shell of the day? We must walk with cognitive superiority, a mind above social influence, so much so that when people try to belittle our thought patterns we just smirk. Widen your perception, think and show the world that when you sign out you will be revered.