Is it wrong to be opinionated?

I can say that I am a very opinionated person.

Be it in religion, science, politics and so on.

But are there downsides to that?

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. 🙂

Cheers.

 

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Our decisions are just guesses

Sometimes I wonder if the choices I’ve made are the right ones. I mean, most of the time, I wouldn’t know if they are.

Every choice that we make is a leap of faith. A sudden burst of courage that the choice that we are making is the right one.

It is funny how decisions that could affect our lives are made in a split second, a yes or a no.

This is especially pressurising when a decision is required without much time to consider such as those during an emergency.

So, can we say that most decisions that are made, even decisions made by politicians with a bunch of research backing them up, are ultimately just guesstimates?

Well, if so, looks like we need more luck now more than ever.

 

 

Unrivalled Courage

Sometimes, all we need is 20 seconds of unrivalled courage.

I think that is what I need now.

I admire people who can set their mind on things and go out and do it without fear of any possible consequences.

And there’s a lot to learn from them.

All I need now is just 20 seconds of fierce courage to bring me to the next level but the fear of the possible consequences put me off. Should I care about it or should I just do it?

Hmm…

 

Oppressed

There are many things going on around the world.

And it seems that normal people like us can’t do anything about it.

Or can we?

I honestly think that the least we could do is to bring awareness to everyone about the pains and struggle the oppressed are going through.

We need to talk about it.

We need to stop the ignorance surrounding it.

We need to educate people on it.

It needs to end here, now.

Make Your Parents Smile

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?

CREEEEATE

I just think technology is amazing.

I am super grateful that I am living in an age whereby creators are able to create freely without any of the barriers set in place by gatekeepers like big corporations and governments.

Now, we are able to plan, shoot and upload almost instantly and I truly believe that it opens the mind of the creator to so many more possibilities.

However, this does not mean we can create nonsense and the unspoken rule of creating meaningful work should still be upheld.

Create. Take advantage of the technology we have. Create. Share.

 

We don’t matter to the Universe

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.