The reason they appear the same is because desperation wants to embody the courage, honesty and personal actualization of authentic inspiration but it can't. I suppose the reasons for this would fill the almanac but regardless of this desperation is often presented as if it were genuine inspiration but it's not.
The challenge is recognizing the difference between inspiration and desperation within ourselves and in others but this doesn't just happen. It takes reflection and focus to tell the difference because desperation can be a pretty good mocking bird. Like an actor with great skill it can fool even the greatest of minds. But at it's core desperation is a screenplay of emulation and imitation. It is void of personal authenticity and confidence which are rare but are also the posts and beams of inspiration and why H.D.Thoreau said "Most men lead lives of quiet desperation."
|Dec. 2012, on tracks toward Walden Pond, by DSL|
Peace and roll strong.