It's ALIVE!!!

"If the study to which you apply yourself has a tendency to weaken your affections and to destroy your taste for those simple pleasures in which no alloy can possibly mix, then that study is certainly unlawful, that is to say, not befitting the human mind."

~Victor Frankenstien, upon completion of his murderous monster.

What happens when one passion trumps another? Sacrifice is inevitable. Sometimes people can get really tunnel-visioned focusing on one particular goal or dream. I think that's dangerous thinking; what happens when things run off course? You sacrifice everything, you end up with nothing. Hold onto what's important.
I think Frankenstien learned his lesson a little too late. He poured himself into the creation of his monster with nothing but good intention. He loved it more than he loved his fiance, more than he loved his home. Victor lost everything chasing that dream- his credibility was eliminated, his entire family was murdered, his life was utterly destroyed.

Never let your goals "weaken your affections" for the little, important things in life; you could create a monster.

lyrics coming soon.


Enjah said...

Thanks for the post. History books abound with stories of geniuses who sacrificed the needs of their spouses and families to their work. Never seems to bother biographers, but shouldn't there be balance in a sane life?