Life, From a Bird’s Eye View

Life offers us so many paths to walk down, which one is to be taken, it will lead to a distinct journey for everyone. Whether to choose the one less traveled by, the path that seems to be rocky and slippery or the path that seems like a one way street; either we are prejudiced of the paths or based on sound insights, we should be the one in control of our decision. Life can be tricky, thus by staying grounded we make simpler life. By realising that life is as temporary as a vivid moment that goes to past in a blink of an eye, the guy slaps my face hard, he is young, but he views the world in his glasses so wise. The glittery life can make us go blind and happiness comes in a way it seems costly, when on the other flip, in a humbler way of seeing life or even better in an altruistic way of living it, happiness comes in a way as effortless as eating noodle in the middle of the rain. Life, from a bird’s eye view, differs from one eyes to another.  Bertrand Russell, a contemporary philosopher, in his book ‘Conquest of Happiness’ stated what makes a great man, according to him, “One thing in common; altogether it will be found that quite life is a characteristic of great men, and that their pleasure have not been of the sort that would look exciting.” It may not be exciting from a bird’s eyes view, it may be palid and plain, but that way, fulfillment and happiness are as easy as breathing an air the next day. I keep on reading those lines, not because of the person, but the hidden messages it conveys leave me feeling relief. Life, from a bird’s eye view, at last, lies in the eyes of the beholder


Walking Excitement 2

When she was 22 the future looked nobright, she is nearly 30 now and she is out everynight. The lines best describe my life that past 2 months. Life has its own ways to test us, every of us, for I sure believe, struggling and walking their own path. So do I. To think that I’m coming out safe and sound up to this point is such a blessing. The more the steps move forth and time followings tither, the more grateful I am to be able to read my favorite books, to eat my favorite foods, to listen to my favorite songs, and the first and foremost to continue on walking the dream; of studying in English Literature. I come out stronger than my previous self, I prove to no one but to my old self, that I’m capable of standing on my own feet. 

What society (by ‘society’, I mean,here in my country) expects from a 26 years old girl is to get married (don’t get me wrong, I want to get married and have babies, but he is still hiding himself and busy with his own life, chasing his dream) or at at least already get a decent paid job. For the latter, I can’t get anymore grateful, last July, I tried to apply for a job, what interested me at that time was because the job was related to my area of expertise, a content writer, and it was about mom and baby, in a startup company ‘Smilemelody.Inc’ (I find the name of the company sounds beautiful), they run an application ‘MiMi’ (Pregnancy, Period and Ovulation Calendar, Cycle Tracker). There came my first ‘real job’ interview and at last got my first full time job. I’m so grateful for what I have learnt there, my CEO (he is a Chinesse), he tought us so many things, from how to properly working in a professional environment (which is I’m or say, we are all, totally new to this) to teach us new skills (how to mind-mapping and lay-outing). Let’s not talk about salary, because it is way beyond my expected salary (I used it to pay for my collage tuition fee though), but because I’m still a collage student, I’m no longer working full time but part time at the company, that doesn’t require me to go to the office (thank God, I don’t have to experience a morning craziness and back to my dormitory dead tired anymore, it will do harm to my physical health in a long run, especially because I’m still studying, so my CEO with the help of the Human Resource shifted my position to PT). 

From then on, I learn valuable lessons, when you feel downright hopeless about how your life will be going on, there will be a light if we believe it. God will never leave us miserable without his helping us in time of dire need of the helping hands. It happens to me, up to this moment, when I felt hopeless and helpless, I tried to challange my limit, and there was a light. I don’t know about the future, but I’m doing my best for my dreams, to make them real, no matter how petty they are for others, but means the world for us, we have this inner strength, inner perseverence to push us forward and carry on. Let’s keep on walking proud the path, self! 

It’s sad but it’s true how society says

Her life is already over

There’s nothing to do and there’s nothing to say

Never Do ‘Grenade’


Seriously? Don’t you think it is creepy an act?

How would you answer the question, “If everyone else jumped off a cliff, would you jump, too?” by Redika Riasari

I mean, seriously? If I take the question at face value, my two cents is quite obvious: BIG NO. Now that I’m no longer a child and I can better use my brain not to answer it the question without further mind-verification. Since, ‘everyone else’ is pretty much relative in degree of closeness here, I wouldn’t sacrifice my soul for ‘everyone else’ who don’t even appreciate their given life and instead of continuing living, took an easy way out; jumped off a cliff. My life is too much of a bless to be wasted or sacrificed for such a banal ‘everyone else’, instead of following him jumping off, I’ll shout out loud at the person, “This world doesn’t need a person who gives up his unfolding tomorrows that easily; for whatever reason.” Let’s call me heartless, but how many million people out there are wishing for a longer lives when they have their breath goes down in hospital; but even so, they don’t lose faith of the miracle to happen. These kind of people, I’d allow myself to sacrifice to. Not to a coward. Never. 

This can be likened to not too easily follow the crowd or jump into bandwagon; oftentimes they are not worth following or say, just because it is a popular opinion or followed by majority of people, doesn’t justify the doing to be always correct. Kirkeegard makes a poignant argument about the case, 

Truth always rests with the minority, and the minority is always stronger than the majority, because the minority is generally formed by those who really have an opinion, while the strength of a majority is illusory, formed by the gangs who have no opinion — and who, therefore, in the next instant (when it is evident that the minority is the stronger) assume its opinion, which then becomes that of the majority, i.e., becomes nonsense by having the whole [mass] on its side, while Truth again reverts to a new minority.

In regard to Truth, this troublesome monster, the majority, the public, etc., fares in the same way as we say of someone who is traveling to regain his health: he is always one station behind.”

The better is to have our own standpoint and be outright firm about it. If you are stepping your steps to the rights, and rights only, the universe never, not even dare, let you walk alone. Even when you are faced with the bitterest possible truths you have it there the accompaniment of your shadow, and that should be more than enough all there is to it. All in all, never do ‘granade’! It is not because you are heartless, but simply because you treasure your life with its great many unexpected surprises.