I've been thinking about the following few quotes, and each time, it reminds me of how many different ways one's thoughts can be processed. I'll give my thoughts... what do you guys think about them? "Sometimes I wonder, what's the reason why... we long for someone to embrace and say hello to say goodbye" - Forever (Edguy) When I read this (heard this, actually), I thought it as quite a negative comment. However, when I think about it more and more, it makes more and more sense. Why do us--humans, wish love so much, when each and every one of us realizes we'll lose it one day? Yet, even with such perceptions, nothing changes. Does this mean that we're not as logical as we once thought, and that, love is merely a hinderence? "And I've got that experience nobody can steal away. A moment of your life is mine, I'll remember day by day" - Scarlet Rose (Edguy) This one really touched me. It seems to express the views of a man so deprived of anything, that he's satisfied in his own memories. I seem to think about this one as, "No matter what we lose, or what we don't have, there's always that something". It's a bit trite, and most of us can't induldge ourselves in it, but isn't it true? Though we know it's the logical thing to do, why is that we can't bring ourselves to see the light in situations? "You need to show them you're superior, you lead the field. No one opposes you and all men must yield" "You need to show your old man, that you're in control, to be successful, you'd sell your own soul" "You have no time for commitments, they just get in the way. Get down to business, there's no time to play" - Pride (Ayreon) This to me, perfectly describes pride, and arrogance. I believe that... well, this is essentially the "perfect" way of life. If everyone had that attitude, then everyone would strive. However, why is it that we precieve these with thoughts of "arrogance", which carries negative connotations? Do we strive, not to be "perfect"?