Wednesday, December 28, 2005

[Blog Entry] Potential


I just muse at how easy it is to fall in love with potential: to witness the talents of other people, believing that they could achieve much in the future; to fall head over heels for a man or woman we know little about, and dream of the possibilities; or to relish a career we have yet to experience, an occupation which we think would be ideal.

Unfortunately, potential follows the laws of physics. Energy exists in one of two states, that of action and inaction. It’s only when potential behaves in the former that potential transforms into its true value: that of actuality. Potential that remains potential all throughout, in the end, is impotent, like the road not taken. Perhaps in another lifetime...


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