“What is the point of worrying oneself too much about what one could or could not have done to control the course one’s life took?”

I am returning back to words, not just mine but others’ too.

So here’s something I stumbled upon just this afternoon and knew I had to share. Here’s for all of us:

Point Reyes near sunset (Winter 2015)
Point Reyes, CA, a few minutes before sunset (Winter 2015)

“What is the point of worrying oneself too much about what one could or could not have done to control the course one’s life took? Surely it is enough that the likes of you and I at least try to make our small contribution count for something true and worthy. And if some of us are prepared to sacrifice much in life in order to pursue such aspirations, surely that in itself, whatever the outcome, cause for pride and contentment.” 
― Kazuo Ishiguro, The Remains of the Day

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5 thoughts on ““What is the point of worrying oneself too much about what one could or could not have done to control the course one’s life took?”

    1. I read 2/3 of Never Let You Go but never bothered to finish it cos his writing style, I think that was the issue? Never entranced me. I actually found NLYG boring… but I’ve come across his quotes here and there and my dad is a pretty big fan of his so I’ve a few of his books in the house. Should probably give those a try though…

      PS Sorry for not replying your other comment on your page! To answer your drama Q- nope, not watching anything at the moment. You could say I’m in a drama drought (or slump aha).

      1. Never Let You Go was okay, but I prefer his earlier works. A Pale View of Hills (1982), An Artist of the Floating World (1986) and The Remains of the Day (1989), along with the film adaptation of the latter, are recommended.

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