Friday, February 09, 2007

Comfortably Insecure?

Somebody sent me this quote today.

“They cut the grass to make it greener. Likewise, to grow continuously and sustain make people feel insecure; insecurity breeds growth”

Hey, but insecurity, more often than not, breeds negative behaviour as well. While channel surfing aimlessly a few days ago, I heard Ralph Fiennes (of Harry Potter fame) say this on TV “Comfort is death!”

I like that statement. People must make themselves feel uncomfortable. And that ought to be justified discomfort. Not a blind effort. One of the best ways to do that is to question and challenge ourselves. Different from trying to feel insecure. Well, this may be just semantics. So, please correct me if I am wrong.

Security means Safety/Protection.

Comfort means Calm/Reassured.

Insecurity is to not feel safe.

Discomfort is to not feel satisfied.

Now, which is better? Need for safety might make us defensive and aggressive. Not feeling calm or feeling satisfied is likely to, on the other hand, spur us on. Agree? Disagree? Don’t know? What?


vinod said...

25%(Insecurity)+25% (Discomfort)= 100% (LIFE) !!! This is my take on this post !!! Y u didnt comment on the GUESS wat series in FLICKr I have started - NO IDEA ??? Well type in ur first thoughts wat u get in mind...

Nimmy said...

Thanks for that perspective, Vinod! :)

I will try to rack my brains on your flickr series...! :)