Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Beyond an uncertain point

It's not that you wish to die. On the contrary, you no longer feel the need for a reason to live.

Somewhere there is a world where everything you no longer believe has proven true. What remains is both less probable and more necessary. The way a sealed window is an invitation to look down at the city, to look up at the sky.

It's not that you wish to die. It's just that above a certain height you have to consider the possibility.


Anonymous said...

Liked the first line. I feel that, as children, we all started off that way - never feeling the need of a reason to live.

Shruti said...


Anonymous said...

And what about the status quo bias (Samuelson and Zeckhauser 1988)? Since you are living, might as well keep on living.


Falstaff said...

n!: Well, the dead certainly show status quo bias. Unless you count zombies.

blewgenes said...

height...die...The shortest flight between two points is a fall...etc etc

Another guy (on Colbert's show yesterday) who thinks like you
[at 0:40 min and at 2:00 min]

Newbie Mommy said...

I'd echo Sruti on this one:

Respects, dude.