Some people live for the fortune
Some people live just for the fame
Some people live for the power
Some people live just to play the game
(Alicia Keys – If I Ain’t Got You)
Isn’t it interesting?? For what a people seek in this world? I meant, well hey everybody live their life, breathe the same air, drink the same water, but spent most of their life time in a very different way. Like the song above, some people seek for the fortune, other search for the fame, the rest for the power, or some even just fooling around with play the game. For what people seek in this world, for what they believe, for what they spent their life for, I called it idealism.
Idealism is “System of thought in which ideas are believed to be the only real things or the only things of which we can know anything” (Oxford Dictionary). It means, idealism is a set of value, thought, or even set of mind which guiding and be a guide for people’s life.
Life is the greatest mystery we have to solve. We were borne without a clue, we know nothings, and this is the place for idealism taking a part. With idealism we certainly knows on what we should do, on what we will spent our time for, and beyond of all, we can be sure of what our life is for. Problems occur when people still live their live without a clue (idealism), shame for them, because they’re blinding their selves, and shame for us for doing nothing.
The uniqueness of idealism is on what they’re taking shape or structure like. Some came with shape of material, other came with shape of religion, other take a shape of glory and power, and the rest taking no shape at all. For those who seek for wealth, fortune, and material things, they are become a hedonist. They are indulging them selves with all money can buy, the happiness is valued when they can earn and get all the things they want. What a same for them, because they prefer to obey and follow their animal instinct rather than their human instinct. They sell them selves to the world, they are beast on human shape.
But, well hey, I won’t bored this paper with explain and describe all the shape of idealism, or even blame the followers of one idealism. No, that is not what the purpose of this paper. All I want to do is just sharing what’s going on in my mid, or maybe it’s easy for me to say; describing my thought.
Consider this, have you ever woke up in the morning and realize that you’re not young anymore, your hair is fall and becoming white and less, you’ve got a wrinkle in your face, your vision is becoming less, and beyond of all, you realize that you are sitting here in your bed and had spent most of your life time without you know exactly what is the main purpose of your life. You are just living your life… rather than create your live, you are here just trying to survive from live. Even you are true, create your own life, do your life you have created and your existences is useful for other or worse, just useless.
Dear friend, sometimes we are just too much selfish and egoist in the way we see the life. We live our life to seek our happiness… our own happiness. It sound right, so where’s the wrong? What’s wrong with living our life to search our happiness?? The wrong is on the word “own happiness”.
Your idealism, the way you see the world, the way you translating the symbols of life will guide you and lead your life path. Don’t be selfish with becoming such a hedonist, hypocrite, and don’t blinding your self. We do responsible for our self, so do for the other.