On Accomplishment and Sorrow

It occurs to me that:

– there is the way that the world is, and is not.

– there is the way that we say the world is, and is not.

– there is the way that we want the world to be, and not to be.

– the source of human accomplishment lies in our determination to reshape the world so that it better accords to the way that we want the world to be, and not to be; and

– the source of our sorrow lies in our desire and/or determination to have the world be the way we want the world to be, and not to be.

Do human accomplishment and sorrow go together?  Are they intertwined?  Is the price of accomplishment, sorrow?  And is sorrow also a driver of human accomplishment? It occurs to me that Buddhists have got to grips with sorrow at the price of accomplishment.

Author: Maz Iqbal

Management consultant. Working at the intersection of the Customer, the Enterprise, and Technology. Deep interest in human existence. Disposed favourably to the Existentialist stand. Penchant for originals and original thinking, as well as stimulating thinking and rocking the boat. Otherwise, thoroughly ordinary.

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