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It’s been more than a week since I updated my blog.10 days in fact. Somehow I couldn’t think of anything to write for the first few days. Even after I made a note of a few ideas I somehow couldn’t get myself to sit and write it down in detail. I realized it would be wise to abandon the attempt, rather than force myself to write something just for the sake of it.

Just when I was thinking of this, a thought struck me. I write because I like to. That is why I started a blog and I continue to write about things which catch my attention and which make me think. My blog is a collection of my thoughts and not just a place where I vent out my thoughts against the society. All said and done, I chose to write and I can write whenever, wherever and whatever I want to. It’s entirely my call. There is no compulsion. So when I don’t feel like writing I have all the liberty to just stay away from it.

I was wondering about those people who write for their living, who do it as a profession. If you ask any of those people as to what keeps them driving, they would say “Passion”. Now my question is, what would happen when they find themselves in a kind of situation I was in, a few days back, with no inclination to write. When you have your mind set on writing, all you need is to think of a good start. The rest would just keep flowing sans any obstruction. But when one is not inclined to write, but has no other option left, what would they do?

Yes, the obvious answer is they would make up something and try to do justice to it. But what I keep wondering is, they chose writing because they are passionate about it, and despite that, writing something for namesake is not something they would do in normal circumstances, so how would they deal with that kind of a situation, I really have to ask someone!

Well, this is not just about writing. It extends to all walks of life.

Following our heart and following what we are passionate about is always an uphill task. We enjoy what we do only till that passion lasts. By some means, if that level of enthusiasm or interest dips down, the repercussions might be disastrous for us. Human beings are never the same at all times. One day we might be interested in something, another day we might jump into something else. Why, it can change even in a minute. And I’m talking about a situation where the intensity of the interest is just a 0.1 percent less. Somehow even that small percentage, makes a lot of a difference. And we are not even talking about completely losing interest.

It is not fair to blame ourselves either. It is human tendency. Our mind keeps wandering here and there and though we might be focussed on what we want, there are distractions and we tend to get distracted and steer away from our path once in a while. It doesn’t matter how much we’ve gone off course, all that matters is, how soon we realize it and get right back in track.

Some people might state that, the above reasoning is completely wrong, since you can never run out of passion, when you started doing something just because your heart was in it. Yes, that is indeed true, to a certain extent, but the level of interest might not be constant throughout. If it is at an all time high one day, definitely at one day or the other, it would be at an all time low. There might be a certain period of time when we probably need a break.

The question is, can we afford to take one?