Tuesday, 17 April 2018
STONES AND DIAMONDS - PIERRES ET DIAMANTS
Many of us want to shine as diamonds but want to live as stones. We are attracted by the beauty and worth of fame but we want to live ordinary lives. Are you ready to undergo the long pressure and pain that the stone has to endure to turn it into a diamond? Are you ready for the long period of darkness and utter loneliness that is required for the stone to become a diamond? Many wish for things they are not ready to pay the price for. I listened to an actor who had to spend a considerable amount of time with real combatant forces in a war situation just to be able to get into the character. All we see is how they shine at the award ceremonies, we do not see the long days and nights and hours spent away from loved ones and leisure. Scientists, inventors and others who have made a difference in their society or made a name for themselves have had to come out of the crowd and do what others thought was too difficult or impossible. When you want to achieve something that would change your landscape and leave a lasting impression, you should be ready to endure what others run away from. Stones and diamonds have the same origin but at some point, some stones were moved under rocks and were under pressure for ages. Those stones that were left to "enjoy" air and "freedom" did not become diamonds that people are ready to pay so much money for. Do not worry when it seems that you are separated from people and under pressure while holding on to your dream and working long and hard without any reward, the road less traveled is for those who can endure the pressure that turns ordinary people into champions.