22 June 2013

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14 June 2013

What are you afraid of?

"I wanted to do that but..."
What are you afraid of?! What is it that can make you not do something that you wished to do? What is stopping so many people from doing what they want? Eventually someone would say, I don't want to do anything. And if everybody did nothing, we would end. But, doing nothing may feel nice for a while, but it's also quite tedious. We are bound to do something. So what are all those concerns that keep people from doing what they want?
At the end of the road, there is only death waiting for us. That is now the most determined event one will know. Until the day we beat death (which is far far away if ever), death will be a warning for everyone to live their lives. Live, until you can't because no one knows when death will come and get you. Planning years ahead, some people do that, well, it may be a good thing to have perspective, but is also quite a waste of time. When you reach that time, things have already changed, and the plans will have to be remade. Best thing I've learned this last year? Plan a bit, be ready for change. Live one day at a time, take baby steps. One day, I'm sure I'll be glad I lived just one day at a time and not just a blurr of days and months spent in a hurry doing god knows what.
Go for it, what are you, what are we all afraid of?! Life is too short, and has too many things to experience. Quit being the undecided. "First, you decide, and then you follow through." Live with your choices, for better or worse, at least choices were made. Otherwise, we'd stay in the same place, not being able to move forward, much less going back.
I quote someone else, "Don't count the days, make the days count."

9 June 2013

Language

Language is something we use every day, yet, we don't realize how incredible that is. I mean, if you really break it down, they are just sounds. It's amazing how you can express so many things, actually express the reality using a complexity of sounds. Even more than that, the number of different languages, different sounds to express the same idea is just straight forward astounding. And what you mind can do to make you understand what the other person is saying? That's a just another amazing thing too.
I was walking home from my part-time job the other day and I suddenly found myself overwhelmed by the many sounds I was hearing. I could not understand what they were saying. All I could make out was sounds, just sounds. But I knew they meant something. Nowadays, no one talks on the phone just making random sounds. Maybe it was because I was tired, it somehow sounded a lot like mandarin, and then japanese, and then some language I didn't know. I had to make an effort to focus my mind, and then I realized, that my mind was scanning all the wrong languages, they spoke in none other than the native language of this place. I think my mind played quite a trick on me.
But honestly, if you think it through it's so awesome that we humans managed to invent something that unites sounds to a complexity that actually makes sense to us and all those who know that language. There are also other ways to express our selves, through our movements and expressions, through music. But the one thing about language is that, the understanding of it's immediate meaning doesn't seem to require any special talent. It requires effort, yes, but it is a lot easier for most than understanding and expressing through music.
All these different languages, sharing the roots, having their own particularities. These are the things we truly bring to this world. (I think)

3 June 2013

war against nature

We are human, we wish for more, always. We always think that we are different, that we can beat the odds. Sometimes, we do, but, that's just some times. We keep striving to achieve more, to have more, and maybe, be more. We think that we are special, that maybe we can defy the rules of nature. Maybe we can even accomplish that for a brief moment, but nature is still nature and it will manage to beat us in our own game.
Most of the times, losing sucks, but it doesn't mean we have to feel beaten up and give up. The next time, maybe we'll do better, or maybe we'll do just the same. Maybe one day we will actually beat the nature, but for now, what we can do it to accept the loss and learn the lesson.