Honestly, gambling has a really bad reputation and most people tell us not to gamble. When people think of gambling, people generally think of casinos. However, I’m not sure whether it is entirely because of anime, but I believe that a lot of anime has made me view gambling as something we do on a day to day basis. Not simply in casinos.
Every day, whenever we make a decision, we make a choice that we need to believe in. We often have to make a gamble as to whether or not we are making the right decision. Is my decision wrong? Is it not the best option? To believe in oneself or to doubt oneself. We are constantly gambling to decide our futures.
“If you don’t risk your life, you can never hope to gain anything.” – Monkey D. Luffy (One Piece)
“If you are not willing to sacrifice anything, you will never succeed in gaining anything.” – Armin Arlet (Attack on Titan)
Indeed, our decisions may not always be the best and we may end up losing things, however, it is all part of a gamble that it would help us to learn and progress towards a better future. Or at least, that is what I believe.
If we simply fear and doubt, we would never be able to move forward, and honestly, I cannot see any future in doing so.
Everyone has something we desire. Even if it isn’t something as honourable or respectable as those with grand ambitions, greed is within all of us. Some to a greater extent than others. Yet, our greed is inevitable and undeniable. Some of us are simply better at hiding it and containing it as compared to others. However, once we attain the means to get what we want, we are often merciless and don’t hold back.
With power, one’s greed becomes more evident.
While greed is limitless, power has its limits. Thus, at the end of the day, we always feel empty. There is a void in us that can never be filled. Despite our efforts to attain whatever we want, it’s as though the container in our hearts has a huge crack in it, allowing all our satisfaction to leak out and escape us. In the end, those that keep searching out more power in hopes of one day satisfying their greed or perhaps fill themselves up faster than they “leak satisfaction”.
We now live in a world where most places have been urbanised. Building surround us and connecting them are roads, streets. As we leave our homes in the morning to head to work, school or wherever we need to be, we will cross roads, walk alongside roads on pedestrian pathways or travel on them be it by bus, car or taxi.
For those of us who take public transport, it is not uncommon to meet up with friends who live nearby or co-workers residing in the same area. To start the day by meeting your friend or co-worker to head off to school or work is rather refreshing. It makes the simple task of commuting a lot more bearable with some friendly company after all.
Thus, my choice for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday is “Nanairoad” sung by Naomi Oozora and Chiaki Omigawa.
Also, here’s a bonus song which I really like. It doesn’t really fit this week’s theme in terms of lyrics but the music video is made in such a way that the viewer seems to be in a car moving along the highway/road.