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I don’t why but nowadays (or even in the past?), nouns have more value than verbs. I mean people are in constant melee to have nouns: family, friends, material possessions, events, money, love, happiness–all things you can think of–and then judge others on the size of their “collections.”
A is better off because she has a bigger and shinier diamond ring than B.
A is envious of B just because the latter has a more spacious house.
It’s like we have neglected the fact that verbs (or gerunds) are the mother of all nouns.
Being happy brings happiness.
We go around looking for that person, the love of our life, forgetting to actually be in love.
We strive for knowledge, but the act of learning is something we do grudgingly.
We want peace but getting along doesn’t creep in.
Are actions too common that they are better off to be hidden under the rug? Or, are they so “shy” that they wanted to be pushed into the shadows of the trophy we put onto display?
Verbs are only accepted if we have the nouns to back it up.
A person who sings is not a singer without an album that is recorded.
A person who writes is not a writer unless a book is published to prove it.
A person who cooks is not considered a chef without a restaurant to cook in.
A person who finishes the race needs a ribbon to validate that the track is crossed and finished.
Why can’t we just be contented with verbs? In other translation, why does the end have to justify the means to make the journey worthwhile, or just enjoy the journey itself? When we value life more than living, it’s easy to fear death and forget that every minute we are dying.
Just saying. 🙂
“Life is a game played on us while we are playing other games.” ~ Evan Esar
P.S. I like metaphors, not because of their artistic and figurative way of expressing themselves; not because of the creative outlet it can be as a means of expression; not because it somehow gets you more to see the point; and not because it makes me sound like a clever brash (haha). I like using metaphors because I’m tired of having to repeat the same words all the time.