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心齋 | 14th Apr 2010, 01:55 AM | 隨筆是一種閒談

Maybe we all need an ideal to work on. Maybe we all need an idea so pure that it is not encumbered or constrained by reality.

Maybe a hypothetical ultimate goal is necessary so that we can forget what we are and be reminded of what we can be. It is the conceptual framework for the pursue of higher good. And at the end of our long struggle, although the final destination is still nowhere to be seen, we can looked back and be content that we have grown up. The goal will serve as a direction rather than a point of destination. It will serve as a means rather than an end in itself.

And then finally, we will understand for the first time that the elusiveness of the ideal is precisely why  it is so intriguing, that it is okay that we cannot reach it.

For an ideal is not meant to be reached, but only to be pursued.