Tuesday, August 17, 2010

BANGING YOUR HEAD ON THE WALL THEORY

Theory: We all do what we must – by compulsion or by choice.

All that we ever do falls under two categories:

What is our choice (i.e who we are)
What is not our choice (i.e not who we are)


If we don't do what is our choice, we end up doing what is not our choice.

Stipulation 1:

When we do what is our choice, we choose to be compelled to do it because that is who we are, lest we end up banging our head on the wall.

When we do what is not our choice, we are compelled to choose to do what is not who we are and we end up banging our head on the wall.

Stipulation 2:

When we do what is not our choice and we can afford the option to do what is our choice, we end up banging our head on the wall.

When we do what is not our choice and we can't afford the option to do what is our choice, we have a reason for banging our head on the wall.

So, how do we avoid banging our head on the wall? Knowing who we are and doing that.

Stipulation 3:

When we do not know who we are, we choose to be compelled to do what is not our choice.

We must figure out who we are indeed and give ourselves the liberty to choose to be compelled to do what is our choice.

In short, we do what we must, by compulsion or by choice. Everybody does, by default. How we work with the rule makes our life such that we don't end up banging our head on the wall.

In between choosing to do what is our choice (who we are) and being compelled to do what is not our choice (who we are not), we should also realize that we need to maintain our sanity.

While we, sometimes, survive on doing what is not our choice, we must make sure we survive long (and strong) enough to get to enjoy being who we are when we can afford to. Therefore, we should do what we must, by compulsion or choice – for our own good.

P.S:- An alternative name to the theory is the Ensuring No Sleeplessness Theory.