Friday, June 11, 2010
Reading with Insight...
I was reading harry potter and the half blood prince the other day. Though it was like the eighth time i was reading the book, i found some lines i had never paid attention to before..
they were something like this..
"It was, he thought, the difference between being dragged into the arena to face a battle to the death and walking into the arena with your head held high. Some people, perhaps, would say that there was little to choose between the two ways, but Dumbledore knew - and so do I, thought Harry, with a rush of fierce pride, and so did my parents - that there was all the difference in the world."...
These lines had a great impact on me. For those who have read the book know exactly what it means, but for those who haven't, these lines could mean so much more.
Life gives us so many things to fight for... love, freedom, rights and above all, it always poses some or the other difficulty just when we know things are going right.
so this means, that we have to fight anyways. whether things go our way or not, whether we like it or not and whether we wish it or not. there will always be a lot of things to fight for and against. you cannot runaway from things forever, because you'll then end up fighting a mental battle with your own self, judging yourself all the time, probably even in a harsh and cruel manner.
so basically, the battles have to be fought.
now the choice is up to you, to emerge gallantly victorious or to sneak out from the battleground.
The latter seems easy yet it takes more courage to be a coward than to stand up and fight.