We & Our Peculiar Ways

 

Tulisan ini merupakan kontribusi oleh The Soul Sista’ (bukan nama yang sebenarnya)

 

Don’t you think that we…human…tend to live our life in such peculiar ways that usually end up with regrets….?!

How many times have you heard stories about people when their time comes to face the death…all they could think of is about their regrets upon the way they treated their loved ones…?

To tell you the truth, I hate it when people always make an excuse about their not spending so much time with the family for the sake of the family itself!

How could they do that?!
How could we do that?!

How could we use that as an excuse for our thirst of being admired for our success and achievements from our peers?!
How could we use that as an excuse for our ambition of being appreciated by our parents, because from our income, we could buy luxury for them…and for our family too…?! And identified that with happiness?!
How could we use that as an excuse for our ego of making it in the world, and yet whose world exactly we are trying to prove?!

And then…

On our dying days…minutes…and seconds…all we could think of are regrets about not being able to come home soon every day to have some quality time with our family…
…Regrets about not having to enjoy the laughter and the sadness that each of the members of the family was going through…
…Regrets about not being there at that present moments…you know…just being there! And somehow ended up being somewhere with the people that never really care about who we really are… People who only need us for their own benefit…and yet…our family needs us just for who we really are…for the person that we are…

But….who are we to judge….?!

For we’ve been taught that luxury can somehow bring happiness….
For we’ve been taught that luxury can make every parents so proud and cry in tears of joy…
For we’ve been taught that luxury can make our life easier… And yet, since when easy and happiness are the same…?!

I guess…
We could sum up that people is built that way…by the society…by the system…
The system of having less and having more…
The system of being rich and being poor…
The system of wanting more and more…

And the irony is…
We are part of that society…
We are part of that system…
That somehow…we are also playing our part in creating it…
So…it means…we are also responsible for it… Whether we like it or not… Subconsciously or not…
We have created a system where the word ‘enough’ could mean defeat…
We have created a system where the word ‘oneness’ could mean ineffectiveness…
We have created a system where the word ‘love’ could be traded…or even sold…

So…
What are we going to do about it?

Maybe, I’m not the right person to answer this…
But as far as I’ve learned…
Complaining won’t make it better… And so does judging…
And nothing ever works by changing things forcefully…

I believe…
All we can do…by quoting one of Michael Jackson’s song…
Is by starting with the ‘Man in The Mirror’ …

Sounds so simple…and yet…the easier it is to say, is usually the harder it is to do…

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This Soul Sista’ loves to read, write, eat, travel, and to enjoy a cup of coffee…and yeah…dogs!

I also do some cards reading by online, if there’s anybody interested, just contact me:

Email: thesoulsista@ymail.com / YM! thesoulsista

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