As far as I can tell, the only downsides are the thought of being put down, pushed aside and rejected. But I feel that the ups are more than the downs.
I’m glad to be able to enjoy technology which provides a platform for continuous discussion and learning. Be in social media or this blog, it gives me an outlet to not only vent (I actually rarely do that) but also to pose my thoughts and opinions out for debate.
And by opening my mind to new perspectives and thought processes, I believe I’ve learnt a lot.
Though, there are still a group of ignorant trolls that don’t fail to piss me off.
I guess, for now, I’m just going to embrace this opinionated version of myself and see where that brings me. 🙂
Narrated Abdullah ibn Amribn al-‘As: A man came to the Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) and said: I came to you to take the oath of allegiance to you on emigration, and I left my parents weeping. He (the Prophet) said: Return to them and make them laugh as you made them weep. Sunan of Abu-Dawood – Book 14 Hadith 2522
No matter what your beliefs are, I believe that all of us can learn a thing or two from this hadith after the rights of your parents.
Parents come first. Many of us in this day and age tends to forget that.
We push them aside thinking that they are annoying, naggy, not up to our expectations and so on…
However, we have forgotten that they were the ones who brought us into this world, they were the ones that feed and protect us when we were weak and powerless. They sacrificed their lives to raising us.
But no, we have forgotten all of that. We put their happiness secondary and put ours first.
I know, I have been saying that all of us should strive for our dreams despite what others say but that does not mean that we push our parents’ dreams for us aside. We should talk to them, communicate and reach a common ground. They at least deserve that.
Their happiness comes first and I cannot stress that enough. We should strive to make them happy as long as they are alive. We owe them that.
I’m sure, when we become parents, we would want our children to be the coolness of our eyes. We want them to make us happy. So, shouldn’t we do the same for our parents?
We are just a speck of nothingness in this vast universe that stretches endlessly.
We are like atoms vibrating from one place to another, our existence means nothing to the wider world that is the universe.
Yet, we still think that we matter.
Unfortunately, we don’t.
Who are we to trample on other human beings, to bring others down and crush them beneath our boots?
Who are we to even consider that the world revolves around us?
Our existence will never make a difference to the universe nor will the universe even care if we exist.
And that is just the truth.
But aside from that depressing thought, we may not matter to the wider world, or even to the government and our country, but we do matter to the people around us. We do matter to the friends and family that we have, to the people that we might not really care about.
And that I think is something that we should keep in mind when we are thinking about our existence.