Areille - the Lioness of God

Monday, October 16, 2006

The chase?

How many of you out there get thrilled by the chase? Do you love running behind that which is unattainable? Love wanting that which you can't have? And if by fluke, you do get it, you lose interest the very next second cause you repel availibility. Does that sound familiar or have I just scared you all away? I need to know. I need to know if this is normal and I need to know how anyone ever gets out of this vicious cycle.

Maybe training for a half-marathon was a smart move. Running aimlessly seems to be my thing! :)


  • At 10/16/2006 9:20 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    You've hit the nail right on the head. This seems to be the case for a lot of folks. You seek what is impossible, only because it presents a challenge and gives you a chance of entering an unknown realm, as opposed to having what is predictable, at hand. Now the question of how to abandon this behaviour is one that is relative. It depends on what you're after, and how much it is consuming you (mentally, physically, time-wise...). I beleive that you can do anything you put your mind to, just like your half-marathon!

  • At 10/16/2006 9:50 AM, Blogger SternMystic said…

    heh heh! The phenomenon is quite common. The less you know, the lesser you crave. Thats probably why the billionaire in Bel-Air is only just as happy as the village bumpkin sleeping in hay under the sun.

    Solution: There is none. The madness will continue until it does'nt.

  • At 10/16/2006 9:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I disagree with "the less you know, the lesser you crave".

  • At 10/16/2006 4:37 PM, Blogger ciara said…

    Stern...did u mean "The less you know..the MORE you crave" ?

    Sigh......G3..."Being there...Doing that..." :)

  • At 10/17/2006 8:32 AM, Blogger zaph said…

    i thought i laid that out quite lucidly in my comment on your previous post

  • At 10/17/2006 12:12 PM, Blogger SternMystic said…

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  • At 10/17/2006 12:22 PM, Blogger SternMystic said…

    "anonymous", "ciara":

    Let me use a different phrase: What you never know, you never miss!

    So for example, if you did'nt know there was anything more to life than you already had, there would'nt be anything to crave for would there? huh huh!!!!!!

  • At 10/17/2006 3:46 PM, Blogger woorkeri wittynathan said…

    We haven't really evolved much. Just like the primitive man, we are all just hunters! :) Wot say, Ram?

  • At 10/18/2006 12:01 PM, Anonymous DP said…

    Hey I think you hit the nail here and crossed the T and dotted the i here - it is so right - sometimes we want something because it is a challenge and for me it is all about the challenge and the exciting part for me is this quote - the journey is the reward -

  • At 10/19/2006 6:36 AM, Anonymous The Hookah said…

    well, if you can "run aimlessly", then you arent chasing after anything. You seem to have 3 options available
    1)you can run behind something fuelled by a desire to get something that you really want, when you get it u r happy.
    2) you can run behind something because you think you want it, the moment you get ur paws on it, you realise that what you have now doesnt actually mean much to you. The chase was fun because of the hope that you had of unfulfilled promise.
    3) you run aimlessly, because you get something out of running. Ur looking for something to chase but have nothing in sight.

    PS: no consultancy charges :-P

  • At 10/30/2006 9:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    well...mayb am too late to post this....but still....

    a way to get out of the vicious circle and not feel the "lost of interest" feeling is to stand still in the circle...and stop chasing the things/ppl/watever u want and let the ppl chasing u get to u....:)....its an amazing feeling wen u are attained and wanted...:)


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