Monday, 30 January 2012

To be or not to be (effortless), that is the question

What would you call a definite sign of professionalism and highly developed skills? The first thing I can think of is effortlessness. It all looks so easy and simple when professionals do their job. Which one of us hasn't watched a pirouetting ballerina or an Olympic gymnast and thought to himself or herself - that's a piece of cake, tomorrow I'll sign up for dance classes or gym and in no time I'll impress them all, you just wait and see. Unfortunately, that's not how it works. The easier it looks, the more work and effort people have put into it. Which pieces of music leave us breathless? Which books make us  burn with curiosity how it all concludes even though we wish we could stay in them forever? Which performances will not only attract the eye, but also the heart? The suffered ones. Those and only those where person has invested his or her time and efforts on building, growing.
Then again, all that glitters is not gold. Sometimes effortlessness is just that - effortlessness. When people choose wrong job out of desperation you get all those teachers who hate children, rude and tactless call centre employees, craftsmen with two left hands and dancers with two left feet. This is why the world is so out of balance, full of misplaced effortless people.
To be or to pretend to be effortless, that is the question.

1 comment:

  1. Told you, you were a writer! And your book is gonna end up amazing. Love your thoughts in this piece!