Thursday, May 8, 2014

Waiting for Fate

What are we waiting for? 

I have a problem.  Sometimes, I am very lazy and I lack motivation.  People ask me why I don't just do whatever I should probably be doing.  I should just answer, "I am waiting for Godot."  But who is Godot?  It sounds to me like he is fate.  And in Samuel Beckett's play, Waiting for Godot, Estragon and Vladimir seem to just be waiting for their fate, rather than doing anything about it.

Life would be pretty boring if it was fated; if we felt we could do nothing about it.  It is the lazy person's idea that we can just do nothing and end up where we are supposed to be.  I confess, I am that person sometimes.  But I don't have to be.  I can change my life if I want to.  All I have to do is stop waiting and start looking and doing.