We look at hamsters running on their wheels with amusement; why do they spend so much time and energy running after nothing? Wouldn’t it be more beneficial to spend all that effort on something more tangible or meaningful?
But so long as you keep on feeding it, the hamster won’t care. It doesn’t need to know who provides its food nor how it gets it. Why does it matter what else is out there – it’s happy where it is. So long as it gets its sustenance, it will contently live on in its cage, running, eating, sleeping and running again. Ignorance is bliss, right?
The thing is, it’s not just hamsters. We chase after money, cars, women etc, running in the insatiable wheel of life. Don’t bother troubling yourself with questions about your existence. There’s no need to ask what is really out there. So long as you get what you need – so long as you are happy – who cares, right? This has to be the best thing for you…
But there will come a time when you will ask yourself the same question you asked of the hamster. When death comes knocking on your doorstep, you will wonder why you couldn’t you just wake up and realise what was out there. Why could you see this was all for nothing…
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