Saturday, December 2, 2017
Avoid Gollum’s Path...
It’s a temptation we can all fall into, but be careful not to go tumbling down rabbit holes in search of the ultimate cause of this, that or the other.
In other words, the hunt for the origin of things is an exercise in futility.
In LOTR’s Gollum wormed his way under the mountains in the belief that, “The roots of those mountains must be roots indeed; there must be great secrets buried there which have not been discovered since the beginning.”
And if you know the story you know Gollum remained alone in the darkness for quite some time. He found no secret knowledge but instead became more and more wretched with each passing day, till he eventually split in two and began having arguments with himself.
Questions about why and how are answered 99% of the time with, Greed, Envy, Lust, Ambition or Stupidity.
Intent makes up that last 1%. But as Intent is never subtle, there’s no mystery there -think ideologues or religious fanatics.
I know it might make life seem more bland and boring to realize that there are no great mysteries out there, but reality is what it is. Man up. Deal with it. Or start talking to yourself in the darkness.