Wednesday, March 26, 2008

And Because It Struck A Nerve...

.:Source Unknown, Not My Original...:.

There was a blind girl who hated herself just because she's blind.

She hated everyone, except her loving boyfriend. He's always there for her.

She said that if she could only see the world, she would marry her boyfriend.

One day, someone donated a pair of eyes to her and then she can see everything, including her boyfriend.

Her boyfriend asked her, "now that you can see the world, will you marry me?"

The girl was shocked when she saw that her boyfriend is blind too, and refused to marry him.

Her boyfriend walked away in tears, and later wrote a letter to her saying. "Just take care of my eyes dear."

This is how human brain changes when the status changed.

Only few remember what life was before, and who's always been there even in the most painful situations.

Life is A Gift.

Today before you think of saying an unkind word - Think of someone who can't speak.

Before you complain about the taste of your food - Think of someone who has nothing to eat.

Before you complain about your husband or wife - Think of someone ho's crying out for a companion.

Today before you complain about life - Think of someone who went too early to heaven/hell.

Before you complain about your children - Think of someone who desires children but they're barren.

Before you argue about your dirty house, someone didn't clean or sweep - Think of the people who are living in the streets.

Before whining about the distance you drive - Think of someone who walks the same distance with their feet.

And when you are tired and complain about your job - Think of the unemployed, the disabled and those who wished they had your job.

But before you think of pointing the finger or condemning another - Remember that not one of us are without sin and we all answer to one maker.

And when depressing thoughts seem to get you down - Put a smile on your face and thank --- you're alive and still around

Life is a gift- Live it, Enjoy it, Celebrate it, And fulfill it.

.:Yes, It's A Logical Fallacy, But Still...:.

I know it's easy to dismiss all of that as mere fluff. That we just care how our status quo could be better and ignore what's beneath our status quo simply because it's a logical fallacy to say "it's okay because other people have it worse." That's not the point of the exercise.

The story itself is a bit harsh, to say the least. It kinda reminds you of the previous Clinton post of how they stiff-arm Rev. Wright only after they've put him to good use. We're guilty of that quite a bit, too. We tend to turn our backs on the things that cause us discomfort when the going is good, and our sense of entitlement makes us feel that the universe hates us when things don't go our way.

Well, let's not flatter ourselves. Not everyone gets everything they want. Hades, I'm willing to bet that even the few people we know who seem to have everything they want, 99% of them deep down still don't. The universe isn't out to get us. At the end of the day, the universe just is. What we get is not always something we choose. But what we choose to do about it is precisely up to us.

So the next time you open your eyes after being blind for so long, never take for granted where you came from. Don't let the past bog you down, but don't sweep it under the rug, either. As a human being affected by your history, what you are now is irrevocably tied to how you were back then, and pretending none of that ever existed is a grave injustice not only to those who were there with you in the past, but to yourself, all the same.

This is how I choose to live my life, and why I wear my heart on a sleeve. I believe that no matter what, it's only fair to recognize these people rather than to act as if none of it ever happened. In whatever experiences I went through, good or bad, they had a hand in it to make me who I am right now, and I have no right to deny that.

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