So here I am on my way home from Saints game this Saturday evening, writing my last blog post of the week. Sitting in the back of my dad's car I am still trying to put my finger on Kundera's concept of lightness vs. weight. I understand the difference between the two, yet I have a hard time actually deciding which lifestyle is better. Take weight, it is actually the more practical side of the spectrum. to have weight means taking up responsibility for ones actions. It may by more practical, but seems to be a more stressful situations. Tereza, who is known to be heavy seems lost with the world. Tereza is so bogged down by weight she can't have a content life. So does that make lightness the better solution? In Tomas' life, he has always had to take less responsibility for his actions. It appears to me much more laid back and relaxed, this could make lightness the better form of life. But Tomas also appears to be lost with himself both sexually and his family relations. He is too light to have a strong relationship with his wife or son. So I guess the question that lightness and weight pose actually asks which form of misery would a person prefer.