“Anyone whose goal is ‘something higher’ must expect someday to suffer vertigo. What is vertigo? Fear of falling? No, Vertigo is something other than fear of falling. It is the voice of the emptiness below us which tempts and lures us, it is the desire to fall, against which, terrified, we defend ourselves.”
― Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being
I don’t agree with you, Sir. I beg to differ with Mr. Milan Kundera, partially . You’re Right, when you say, ““Anyone whose goal is ‘something higher’ must expect someday to suffer vertigo.”
Wrong, when you declares, ” Vertigo is something other than fear of falling. It is the voice of the emptiness below us which tempts and lures us, it is the desire to fall, against which, terrified, we defend ourselves.”
It is not Vertigo or Acrophobia, or for that matter ” desire to fall”, rather it’s the “desire to succeed” which keeps most of the people energized and focused. My “Being” is small . Maybe, it’s the tiniest of Identity, but I do exist. Maybe, it’s a brief and temporal existence, but it still exists.
No matter if it is “short-lived”, and the universe goes on eternally, utterly disdainful to my ephemeral existence. But, I am here to live my life to the fullest, with a meaningful purpose. My purpose is not to prove something to someone, rather I am here to listen to my own “Inner voice”, which is nothing but echo of my values, my visions, my purpose, my beliefs, my goals.
And, certainly it is not what I have been told by others, but what I have set for myself, achieving through my introspection and exploration, and this journey never ends…..It’s a life-long journey.
It’s not and shouldn’t be “The Unbearable Lightness of Being“. I don’t believe in Milan Kundera’s concept of einmal ist keinmal that suggests “What happens but once, might as well not have happened at all. If we have only one life to live, we might as well not have lived at all”
For me, ‘once’ stands for ‘all’. I believe in “You get what you play for.” You can’t just wish or want to do something; you have to put your time, energy, and attention into getting it done…The best way to predict your future is to create it.”
I am assiduously trying to create my future….carve my own niche…An entrepreneur’s journey starts with entrepreneurial spirits. My spirits put me on high, and it is certainly not weighed down by the “unbearable lightness of being”.