The swimming pool and the Sea

Thursday, May 04, 2006
When a person learns how to swim.. does he start by swimming in the sea?! It doesn’t go that way. First it starts with a swimming pool with your feet touching the ground.. developing your skills, you can then go a one step further and swim in a pool without having your feet touching the ground.. the next stage is swimming in the diving pool.. a very deep one.. but still limited boundaries..

Now after developing the swimming skills.. it’s time for the sea. Swimming is the same. The same act you do in the swimming pool is the same you do in the sea. However, the surrounding environment is different.

No matter how deep the swimming pool is, it’s still limited, controllable and of minimum risk. On the contrary is the open sea, unlimited, no control, many sources of risk.

Same applies to this life.. a baby starts learning bit by bit.. then he develops his skills gradually. He is taught about different things, at school and university. But still, all within the a limited boundary..

At a certain moment he is dropped in the middle of the open sea, the real life. Things are no longer a simulation of reality.. rather, it’s the reality that he is facing. Seems that he can’t comprehend that.. still dealing with it as if it’s a simulation for reality.
 
posted by MoonLightShadow at 7:22 PM, |

6 Comments:

Got the point Moon, yes we are all in the sea now... best of luck :)
  At 5/05/2006 12:46:00 AM Anonymous Someone said:
At a certain moment he is dropped in the middle of the open sea, the real life. Things are no longer a simulation of reality.. rather, it’s the reality that he is facing. Seems that he can’t comprehend that.. still dealing with it as if it’s a simulation for reality.

Implied from your story that he left alone in this life. poor him!!
Absolutely, at first there will be sometimes when he is sinking deep-down before he realized and recognized such a new environment that include Sharks and some other sea monsters. Most probably, he might get stung by a jellyfish or it could be worse if he got bite by a shark or whatsoever. so He might get himself killed in case he did not realized what he has up to.

I am wondering, Does he has a family, mainly parents, and if yes, How they have been raising him up! and what he has been doing for himself to swim not in the pool but rather in the sea!!

P.S. he can still find beauty in the sea when he is scuba-diving
Someone, he can't keep all his life swimming in the pool.. at a certain point he had to move to the sea.

Yes, he can find beauty in Scuba diving, however, the riks level is higher, don't you agree?!

The thing is.. you can't taste the beauty of the sea, without taking risk.
  At 5/06/2006 03:53:00 PM Anonymous Someone said:
Swimming in the sea, REALITY as you called it, is inevitable.
  At 5/10/2006 07:36:00 PM Anonymous Anonymous said:
Swimming's such a great metaphor isn't it? The sea may be good but i think pools are cool too. Theres are big conference coming up in the uk called 'Making a Splash.' It's for people campaigning to keep public pools open (after all, if you don't get in the pool to start with you'll never make the sea). Details at www.victoriansociety.org.uk. It's going to be big.
Someone, yeah I guess it's inevitable, however, I wish it was!

Anonymous, thanks for the info, will check it.