Think To Act. Act Not To Think.
You desire to think but the demand is to act. What the heckles!
Thinking, Reading and Writing are habits more than character. You get into one and you will find yourself naturally and conveniently converting all life experiences into them. Likewise, if you break the discipline you will find yourself easily ignoring them and getting lost in the hubbubs of the ‘real’ world. Character alone cannot achieve efficiency in those activities let alone proficiency.
I don’t know what it’s like in proper countries but in countries like Nepal, all those three activities are tremendously discouraged and out-of-place — if by thinking you don’t just mean thinking where to turn your car/bike/head next; if by reading you don’t just mean reading traffic signs/advertisements; and by writing you don’t just mean printing your businessname at places. In depth thinking, reading and writing are out-of-place because there is so much to see, so much to listen, so much to smell, so much to drink, so much to eat, so much to fuck, so much to talk — so much to do, so much to earn, so much to be!
There is no time for anything profound, time is only there for you to meet: national standards, cultural standards, financial standards. Those standards however are predefined: Just shut up and do what Europeans and Americans have done!
Swimming in Nepali society is what has made me conclude that those activities are more habits than character. It doesn’t matter if you’ve got them in your blood and soul, it doesn’t matter if you’re the contemplative type or the expressive type — the whole society has been structured to pull you out of them and into actions. Into standards.
Hurry up, here is this opportunity.
Be the first, there is that amount of money.
Be the first Nepali to do this.
But I’ve got a feeling this resistance exists not just in the modern people of countries like Nepal, it exists in the best of countries. Internet proves it. Look at the lure everywhere. Lure to consume. Lure to buy. Lure to act. Look at the distractions. All resistances to thinking, reading and writing habits:
Those who think a lot, do not act a lot; those who act a lot do not think at all.
Which makes me question:
If people in countries like Nepal are ‘acting’ to be like Europeans and Americans, what are Europeans and Americans acting for?
Society like Nepal will teach you lots of harsh lessons, among which it teaches you that as long as you imitate, you have purpose — the moment you seek originality you stare.
Things are going nowhere. All we do is run and run only to hit upon walls where we ricochet and again run and run…
This isn’t an age to act, this is an age to think, read and write.
We’re too dizzy now. Let us calm-down, reflect and decide.