“When you insist until you fail… on purpose” is a pattern everybody knows and everybody tried one day, right?
For Headlong rush or forging ahead, in French we say : “La fuite en avant” (an escape forward).
Sometimes one does it oneself, but is it on purpose and fully aware – as a strategy, or in a nihilistic despair suicide-like rush?
In other times, we can be part of it, for instance when you work for a company which makes bad decisions in a row :
There’s these ideas swirling in “forging ahead” : going fast, decide quickly, being a bit crazy, vanity and vainglory, last brightness, grab what we can, or maybe go ahead, destroy what we can, and bury yourself in the end. Who knows?
In dictionaries I found to careen, which seems to be a bit crazy, right? To throw oneself into the fray (if the fray is a fight, why is there another word? Is a fray a messy fight?). “Fling yourself” sounds similar.
All these sound risky and breaknecky… but I titled my article “When insisting…”. Therefore I’d like to talk about a quieter way of forging ahead, a headlong quiet insisting daily rush…
I just found the word “Adamant”, which is splendid! Maybe because in French “Un Diamant” is a Diamond. Your adamant sounds to me like “adamond” – see?
I also found that you add “on” after insist : to insist on, stubbornly, right? Leads me to “pigheadedly” (waowwww!).
This is really funny to discover these words… In French we also say this. Entêté (could be “enheaded”, or têtu comme une mule…
Calmly insisting… until I fail. Makes me think about self sabotage (but “Why would you do that??”), or nihilism.
Sometimes it’s the only way, the only path to walk on, so… you go! Sacrifice? Maybe. Suicide? Maybe. Dark fun? Why not? Manipulation? Ohhhhh… No. To provoke, to trigger an answer, to show a door or a window? Well…
When do we do that? When do we witness that? What to do, then?
Overthinking, I know.
Thanks for reading!