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Monday, October 04, 2004

Sacrifice Equals Nothing

LAW OF CONSERVATION..."in order to gain something, we must give something in equal value". A theory that is indeed an acceptable n logical. To get a car, for example, we must pay for equal price. And to get money for buying that car, we must work. To get a job that we want, we must have certain skills. To get those skills, we must learn from something. An achievement, a reward, even though it is not worth showing, can never be obtained in an instant. As long as we try, then we'll get the result equal to our sacrifice. End of case.

Yet here we've found that things're actually not as simple as that. At times we live in this world, expectations and reality are so much different.

In a typical case of love, for instance. A guy who is so deeply in love with a girl; to show her how much he loves he dares to sacrifice everything he has for that girl. Sells his car to buy a ring for her, sells his house to buy a new one for her; he does those things for he believes that by sacrificing, he'll get love from his dreamgirl. Sweet...yet tragically pathetic. Because he doesn't know what the girl feels. The girl doesn't love him since the first time. She might feel sympathy for him, but that's all. Because she has already had someone else in her heart. And she'll be married with her lover soon. It turns out at the end, that guy looses everything. Although he has sacrificed even his life for her, but in return the girl doesn't n never give him love. Despair...

Other example, a student [A] who wants to get the best grade in final exam, he studies hard 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, every minutes of his life he uses and concentrates for studying. At the same time, his friend [B] who will also do the exam, doesn't care all about it. He only sleeps whole day, goes clubbing, drinking etc. The H-Day comes. [A] who's studied doesn't find any difficulties throughout the exam. [B] finds it difficult to pass, so he thinks that he needs to do something. Next week, the exam result's announced. The dilligent one's surprised n shocked that he finds his name at the second of the top 5 best students [just say he gets 99]. While at the first position stated the name of a student who's drunk a night before the test. A perfect n absolute score. Lately, [A] finds out that [B] cheated by hiding the assessment paper of the test dropped by the lecturer at the exam day. [B]'s seen the test answers on the paper n instantly pasted it to his answer sheet. A student who has studied 7 days full-time has lost to a fool easily cheating in a minute of the day. That happens all the time. Disappoinment...

It's easy n simple. As individuals we see things as equal to each other differently. For instance, I think one kipcorn has the same value to one frikandel [kinda food n i like them both equally]. But in fact, it's totally different. The production cost, the wheat flour used for frying, the meat composition etc. But in the end, sometimes people prefer frikandel [usually cheaper n easier production process than kipcorn] to the other one. Theoretically the better production process deserves the better appreciation. But in fact, sometimes people find it hard to see that, because of different taste n opinion. Thus, even two kipcorn can be worth less than one frikandel. Uncertainty...

"In order to gain something, we must give something in equal value"
Is this right? We've come into phases of our lives that when we've tried as hard as we can, but in the end what we get is a disappoinment. Someone says to me that perhaps this Law isn't true, also it isn't a mistake. We live in a relative world. Expectations are hold as a pillar of our sacrifices, but the result might be worse than what we want. It strikes us mentally n physically. Feeling in vain, useless, pointless... I've faced it as well. Here, there, last time, now... All which has happened to me individually has helped my logical thought to say that there's no such thing as Law of Conservation. A painful hope it would be, if I prefer to believe it. Faithless...

Hmmm...what a rich world we live in.

1 KOmEn??

Blogger Carencro said...

GIVE ME FRIKENDEL OR GIVE ME KIPCORN,,,, BUT GIV ME SOME A THAT BREAD OU MAKE,,,,I DON'T CARE TO CONSERVE,,,, IN ONE SENSE BUTT ON THE OTHER SIDE, OVER EASY, OR STRAIGHT UP ON THE ROCKS,,,, I NDONT'T EVEN CARE IF I HAS KIP CORN OR FRIDENDEL,,,, HWAT EVER THE COST,,,,

CEE, AMEN, A MAN, AMEN,,,,

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