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Weekend Quote (2)

“Hadapi segalanya dengan logika, dan kau menjadi kaku. Mengalahlah mengikuti aliran emosi, dan kau akan terseret arusnya… memang tidak mudah menempatinya, dunia kita ini.”

That quote I read from The Tokyo Zodiac Murders by Soji Shimada was actually taken from Natsume Soseki’s The Three-Cornered World. It means, I took a book quote of book quote :p

I found the exact quote from google, here it is:

“Approach everything rationally, and you become harsh. Pole along in the stream of emotions, and you will be swept away by the current. Give free rein to your desires, and you become uncomfortably confined. It is not a very agreeable place to live, this world of ours.”

I think Natsume was right, we are not living in a straight world. To be rational is one thing, but not all the time. Sometimes, there are things that have to put on the ‘wrong’ way just to be right. To feel, what’s wrong and what’s right, what’s to do and what’s to don’t. On the contrary, we can’t just feel without putting some logic reasons of our decisions.

There are indeed customs and regulations to help us made a decision. There are also customs and regulations that limit our actions. Sometimes, they could lead us to the right way. But what kind of customs and regulations that would always right? On religious context, God never wrong, so that any ‘regulations’ that came from God would always right. In fact, there are plenty things we (human) have to decide by ourself. To distinguish us, to make us wise, to other reasons I don’t have to mention.

Yeah, it’s not agreeable. To be rational and emotional at the same time. That’s why we need good educations. Brain educations, spirit educations, social educations, all educations that sharpen our view of this world of ours.

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