Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Coz to live is to suffer...

To love is to suffer. To avoid suffering, one must not love. But then, one suffers from not loving. Therefore, to love is to suffer; not to love is to suffer; to suffer is to suffer. To be happy is to love. To be happy, then, is to suffer, but suffering makes one unhappy. Therefore, to be happy, one must love or love to suffer or suffer from too much happiness...

Sounds like to Live is to suffer.

In other news... can anyone tell me what is the name of this place pretty please with a cherry on top?


  1. At first glance, I thought that it was Elizabeth Castle at Saint Helier, Jersey.


    It's Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy, Francce -- near Avranches.

  2. There are degrees of suffering, though. To live is to suffer, but to live with piles is to suffer heinously. Just as well I don't have piles.

  3. I had to read your extremely clever writing about suffering and loving 3 times before it penetrated the thick hard coverings of my small brain :P.

    I have no idea where it is. My geo sucks. Sorry.

  4. you lost me at 'suffer' but then i guess the gist of it is to 'suffer'. Is it because we choose to suffer? I don't know. It's like people telling you that happiness is a choice. Yeah well. I have no polite words for that now.
    That 'island' looks old with stories. Would be interested to know more about it too.

  5. LL - Thanks for that, I was really wondering. Looks like it has a fascinating history.

    Mr. GB - Haha... Just as well. I've often wondered if Gorillas, Baboons and other primates get piles too.

    Nas - I must confess, it's not my writing. I got it off someones Facebook status but I don't know who wrote it. I've read it somewhere before though.

    Fathima - That place looks beautiful yes. I don't know if we choose to suffer though. Maybe most of the time we do. But there will be times when it's not your choice... like if you should suddenly have piles. Now that wouldn't be a choice haha ;)

  6. But without suffering we wouldn't know happiness...this post bended my barely awake brain a bit. Way to wake up from my siesta drowsiness!

  7. Hi. Its been a while since I read I read your blog - glad I did today - synchronicity is always cool (even if my rational mind dismisses it). Anyway - about that pic - yes it is Mont Saint Michel. The synchronicity comes about having just watched a movie called Mindwalk - just this evening - fascinating movie, and most intriguing setting around Mont Saint Michel. Its a 1990 movie - looks and feels dated, but the content is not - its a 2 hour conversation between the 3 characters covering everything from politics, quantum theory, particle physics, systems, groupings, fixing the world - basically good old fashioned brain fodder - all while walking around Mont Saint Michel. R

  8. Michi - I hope you & your Dad enjoyed that Siesta. And it's true, we can never really appreciate the good if we never know the bad.

    Reyaaz - Nice to hear from you again and thanks for the info. That movie sounds alot like the 1995 movie "Before Sunrise" with Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy where they walk around Vienna talking about life and just about everything else. I'll be sure to look out for it!