Commitment —> The state or an instance of being obligated and/or emotionally impelled to a goal/object/being.
Although I could not find a well fitting definition, (in my opinion) I chose the one inscribed above and added a few distinctions to specify it. The world we reside in (I won’t say live in because so many of us are complacently dead) is filled with various situations involving commitment. Now, this man-made term can be perceived several different ways to many different people, but for the sake of MY blog, only see commitment as the definition I have provided you, the seeker of truth. The more time I spend pondering commitment, the more convinced I become that it is only a form of oblivious insanity. When I speak of insanity, this is the definition you must focus on:
Doing the same exact thing over and over, then expecting different results.
This can be taken into context in several of our “daily commitments”, I will speak of only a handful, each with it’s own instance. One definite conclusion I have been able to obtain through all of this is the fact that commitment can be both, positive and/or negative. In terms of a successful college student that has done exceptionally well through the said being’s college career, it is obvious and safe to say that there is a positive form of commitment here. Why? Well, if said being is obtaining success on a regulatory basis, surely the steps said being is taking when studying, attending classes, and test taking.. is working. They are “committed” to maintain this passing average. This of course is considering all aspects of external and internal influences. If the student were to become careless and “un-commited”, the result would be polar opposite of the one first stated. Do not confuse my words… I am not saying that change is always negative and leads to failure. The truth is, change can actually be extremely positive and add to this achievement… as long as it is PLANNED change. Impulse is one of the many problems we as humans encounter and struggle with on a daily basis. The more precise and committed we stay, the better the life we lead will become and be.
Another example I too placed long thought into, was commitment to a person. This is where the idea of insanity becomes easier to see. Above I have said that as long as the studious college student remains committed to doing great in school, the path will be a clear one without negative surprise. BUT what then happens when two people are in a relationship, 100% positively committed on one side, but on the other end, the commitment is negatively connonated. In a problematic situation like this, it is extremely easy for someone (the one who is actually positively committed) to be taken advantage of and ultimately be driven insane! They will continually remain with the negative being knowing that they are cruel, they remain because they are “commited”. Not only does commitment now seem like a form of insanity, but it is also viewed as a form of excuse. An excuse for someone to remain obliviously insane, expecting a different outcome that will cease to exist.
The final example I will pose to you is the commitment to an object/action. When one becomes committed to an action, like working out for sake of example, it can be positively viewed by outsiders looking in. This committed workout-person is viewed as fit, healthy, active, happy and so forth. Now, dig deeper into the mindset of this person who is committed to working out on a daily basis; regardless of the situations they are faced with that day. They actually begin to become insanely obsessed with the idea of “being fit” even if it means only getting three hours of sleep before work the next morning, or skipping a meal and working out instead. If said person is denied the right to fulfill the commitment, they become angry and begin obsessing on how they were not able to fulfill their commitment for that day. In my opinion, this is the easiest way to view insanity driven by commitment yet the hardest. Here, we have a situation of oblivion occurring not to the person who is committed, because they know that working out every day is taking a toll on them, But the oblivion now lies externally! To those who think they know, but do not. They misconstrue various beings due to the actions they take and create a misconception; a dreadful woe mankind is unfortunately subdued to.
This next point may be hard to understand, but I will explain it nontheless. Imagine a baby who is “committed” to their pacifier. They can not live without it, can not sleep without it, or leave the house without it. This pacifier has become their gold and most important object. Although they are too young to understand the term insane… one could claim that they are in fact obliviously insane! The baby will repeatedly cry and whine for the pacifier, they will eventually get it, this will then cause momentary happiness because sooner or later, the pacifier will be left behind or taken away by another being. Not only is this a form of oblivious insanity, but it is also a controlled form of insanity. A baby can not get dressed, go to a store, and purchase a pacifier… it is done externally by a parent or guardian (they are unknowingly encouraging this form of insanity). The positive aspect about this form of insanity is that the insanity will eventually fade off. The baby will soon grow up and no longer have that need for the pacifier; they will awaken to the fact that this commitment was never necessary, rather than it was just a form of habbit. Something that is done for momentary happiness, not something performed out of true need.
Now that I have elucidated my theories and definitions, I want you to consider the following statements.
Is there true purpose in commitment? If so, how can you state that you have an acutal choice once participating in the commitments made… how can you define the lines of insanity (oblivious or intented)? How is insanity effected by external and internal forces?
I am curious to
– Truth Seeker
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