One is to lose your heart’s desire.
The other is to gain it.”
-George Bernard Shaw
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Metallica If you lose it-- well, it's obvious why this is a tragedy, but if you gain it-- you have lost your purpose-- you are lost. if you were to loos your harts desire there is realy notihg to live for, and for you to gain it again you would have differnt desire, but it is is hard to loose the hearts disire, when your heart leads the way I think that the first part of the quote is obvious. To lose anything that important to you is painful and heart wrenching.
Many people seeking or working on their heart's desire are driven to learn, and grow. It is the reason to get up in the morning, do you best, leap tall buildings at a single bound. It can be character building. When this is achieved, what's next. Rather like reaching the summit of the highest mountain. Everyting is down hill from there. to lose your heart's desire - that's easy enough. To gain your hearts desire comes with a great deal of responsibility. Are you able to handle it? Are you ready for it? Once you have your heart's desire, does it desire it anymore? Are you willing to work to keep it? Are you ready to be content, happy even with your life, your heart's desire? Then if you do have it, maybe there is fear of losing it. then you have set yourself up for the other great tragedy. Get it? If you lose your hearts desire it is a tragedy because you lost the thing you wanted/wished for/desired more than anything in the world and your heart/happiness is broken.
~Gaining your hearts desire is a tragedy because it leaves you with nothing more to strive for, what goal do you strive for when you've accomplished all your goals? Hello,
Mark Twain said something similar in "The adventures of Tom Sawyer". He said that if you want to make some1 yearn for something, you have to make it more difficult to get. That way, he will try harder and harder to get it.
Thus, as long as your desires are unfulfilled, you strive really hard to fulfill it. You have a purpose in life. But as soon as you accomplish your desire, you lose the purpose in life. Your life loses its guiding light. Your life becomes akin to the ship which loses the guiding beam of a light house.
Ok, thats all I can think of... 5 pages? For those 3 lines? Woah! Three postings?
Put the friggin thing off to the last minute?? i'm not good with explaining quotes, but I found a web-site you might find useful...
good luck with ur homework! ;) Losing your heart's desire, yup that's a tragedy. And I agree with what others have said about how gaining your heart's desire leaves you nothing to work toward. But I also propose that there are many times that we, as emotional passionate beings, long for things in ways that inflate the very thing we want so that, once finally in our possession, it isn't as glorious as it seemed while it was still out of reach. And what a sad situation, to look at what you now grasp in your hand and doubt its value/preciousness... which leads to the temptation to set our sight on OTHER hearts' desires.
In all of it, no satisfaction or gratification. Only longing.
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