Ambition Burn-Out

Thetis [to Achilles]: If you stay in Larissa, you will find peace. You will find a wonderful woman, and you will have sons and daughters, who will have children. And they'll all love you and remember your name. But when your children are dead, and their children after them, your name will be lost. If you go to Troy, glory will be yours. They will write stories about your victories for thousands of years and the world will honor your name. But if you go to Troy, you will never come back, for your glory walks hand-in-hand with your doom.


My post-adolescent life has been a drift from being someone who would choose to go to Troy to being a person who would choose to stay in Larissa, if i were Achilles.


Butters said…
For most of us, the willingness is not enough. I am willing to be Achilles, or anything for that matter. But I can't. That's the bottom line, really.
Kunwal said…
your choice changed because your 'ambition burnt out' or because your desires/priorities changes?
Awais said…
@ Kunwal

I think it is because of both :)
Anonymous said…
i beg to differ.the course your head and your heart take have nothing to do with mere ambition or the lack of is one of the lame justifications we choose to justify our place in life..time carries us closer to our destiny,and destiny be the writ of the power that strikes the balance between love and glory...for the world needs a little bit of both to go fellow pawn,were meant to love.