This is my contribution to Black & White Friday or Friday in Black and White challenge. The series of these pictures in the color version I’ve shared in Wednesday Shadows some time ago with the title Question.
Considering that the picture is cutlery, I want to ask you a little about it. In Indonesian, there are two similar words that have the same number of letters and alphabets but in different arrangements, meaning and eating, makna and makan with very different meanings.
As a consultant and professional trainer, I often ask a question to training participants, “What is the difference between humans and chickens?”. Up here, I’m sure you understand what I mean, right?
Yes, I usually direct answers to our main needs for the meaning of life. I think, this also relates to motivational theory, specifically Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. But beyond that, various phenomena, both in culture, social, interpersonal and social relations in general, etc. have shown a different position about eating, so as if eating and meaning have an equal degree. This can be represented by the question, “Which is more appropriate for you, eat to live or live to eat?”
I personally, still hold that the highest motive of man is to find and create meaning, but maybe other people think differently.
How about you?
I agree more with
Eat to live
live to eat