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Friday, September 19, 2008
Action and the Potential for Action -vvw

Potential counts for nothing until it's realized.

Some days ago, I read an article that discussed the idea summarized by the above truism. It talked about how people like to say things such as "I can be very romantic but I never met the right one" and "I could have been a great writer if only I had the time". The article suggested that we should "just do it" because action is everything. In the words of Batman, "It's not who I am underneath, but what I do that defines me".

Somehow, it just doesn't feel right. I have difficulty accepting that just because you can do something, you should. It's almost like, you can't be the world's greatest martial artist unless you beat the crap out of everyone. What if I have unraveled the mysteries of the universe but refuse to share the secret because I am aware of the danger that that knowledge can bring, am I then no different from the average clueless guy? If you know you have the capability, then why the need to prove it to anyone else?

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