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Tuesday, October 17, 2006

i, robot

Non omnia possumus omnes.
We cannot do all everything.
Virgil

yet, we try to. our days our stuffed with so many insignificant things. why do we still try to do and be everything?

i feel we are dehumanizing ourselves by trying to be what the robots are. we fill our days with work, work, and little time for ourselves and the people who matter most. yes, we make the robots so they can do what we can do. but we also try to do what only they and other machines can.

think of this: the word robot came from the Czech word robota, used by Capek in the play Rossum's Universal Robots, which means forced labor and drudgery.

1 Comments:

  • At 10/17/2006 10:33 PM, Blogger aleli mused…

    hi mariel! we're probably doing things for the sake of not being bored, of NOT doing nothing.

    dahil nasanay ka na maging achiever, lagi ka nang nagsusubok mag-achieve.

    burn-out lang yan. ^_^ thank God that at least you have those "little things" that make you happy, like kuya kel. haha!

     

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