Selasa, 14 September 2010

Thou shalt not covet your neighbour's possession...

...but thou are allowed to have something better, I'd say.

"You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or male or female slave, or ox, or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor"

and yes, that is including other people's sleek new car, their new red hot Laboutin,or their new handsome Beaus.

Why is it we always compare to our neighbours? or anyone, really?
So what if we are still struggling to pay our holiday ticket with AirAsia, when the others spending 27 days in Scandinavia.
So what if we are still struggling to pay our shopping in Metro, when others spending something equal to our months salary at one purchase in Harvey Nichols.

To me, that is because we are human: we symphatize on others' misery, but we still don't want them to experience something better than us.

It is comforting to us, when other people screwed something up. Without being a bitch about it, in a sense that we are comforted at the thought that we are not the most fucked up. Someone somewhere is experiencing something worse.

When that someone somewhere experience something better, we suddenly lose our ground and panic.

We shouldn't panic. Cause, even since beginning, we shouldn't compare to our predecessor or successor or anyone around. We should be better than our self.

We could be better. That is for sure.
Once, a senior once said to me: Our time is not the same as the God's time.

We just have to do our best and be patient about if. And readied our self, when the time has come.

Often, we are thinking that we are running out of time, and by comparing our self to other people, we often become strayed from our original purpose, and focus our energy at all the wrong issues. Do things right. Try not. Do or Do not

Then i tell you, don't lose the big picture.
We often staring at the closed door to long, we didn't see that there is so many other windows open. And often we don't appreciate that open windows. Well then, open your eyes bigger.

Sometime, we have to taste shit, to appreciate sugar.

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