“Yes, this is it. I am changing my thinking. I am changing myself “, is something you hear quite often when a new year comes. And this year I took some time to analyze something about me – My Thinking / My Thinking Process.
There was once a time I believed in luck and signs, but as always when you grow older your perceptions change and your mind get introduced to different worlds and wider perspectives. This made me change into “science-believer”, I started trusted my instincts on practical thinking and practical solutions.
- You need that strength to create those actions and a source of faith to keep you committed – also you do really, really really, really, REALLY need to trust yourself.
- You as an individual would need BOTH in very fixed quantities that switch only in the level of priority, depending on your situation. At a given moment, you may need A-thinking over B-thinking, and at another time it would be vise-versa.
― Eleanor Roosevelt,
The world is much bigger than our mind could even imagine.
It may scare us with the abundance of factors that influence people and their behavior – the hate, the love, the criticisms, the racisms, the judgments or appreciation.
You may get completely lost and feel extremely minute when you get in contact with this wider world…
But just think broader with a general perspective.. aren’t we all biologically at least 5% ( I could say more though) similar to each other – ignore the different factors – colour of the skin, nationality, the ‘I am from this place, therefore I look like this’ factor, the body sizes, the lifestyles, the educational background – anything – just about ANY factor OTHER THAN that we are all humans with one mind, one heart and a body that carries it?
That person who just passed by – is just another reflection of yourself. That person is made of the same ”materials’, you are made of. Each of us grows a year older the same way you do. Each of us breathes and need the same things you need to survive in the world we are given. Yet, we pass on the slightest negativity of judging and stereotyping one another – we comment, demean, or pick on one another.
Given that we have a mind of our own, we could take the slightest effort to consider ourselves thankful to even have the capacity to think straight and have conscious thoughts to get us through events that take place in a day or so. Yet..what some of us do/say to one other individual/group of individual is beyond atrocious.
You are as equal to that person next to you. You are as equal to that person you commented on the internet. You are as equal as the person that waiting in queue for the cashier.
We are all equal to each other more than we can imagine. We (or at least some) just don’t see this only because we utterly refuse to believe this, and so ‘being equal’ APPEARS to be out of topic.
Where you stand now, is where someone stood earlier.. and who you commented on now could be you later. Would you appreciate if you swapped places? Would you show much hatred to yourself? No right? – Then why the trashing, the cynicism and/or rude behaviour.
In hopes to hear of an increase in the no of safe places for people to live in,
I sign out.
(ps : A genuine post on an un-influenced opinion – not intended to harm any)
(pps : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIh2xe4jnpk )
Yuhoooo! Its the co-awesome-blogger’s birthday todaaayyy!! From how we started as timid strangers to actually starting a blog together ( lets ignore how active we are in it) but still.. to many more ‘think alike’ ideas and achievements!! Cheers shah! Wish you all the best to what you aim for! :))
If only we had the formula to follow through our life… wouldn’t you think our decisions would be much easier to make?
Wouldn’t you wonder why can’t things be as easy as people say when they say “you know, life is just a simple process.. follow your passion and you will get through easily”.. OH, IF ONLY!
For me of course, I would say my fairy godmother used too many colors to paint my freaking pathway.
Like seriously, my pathways are always confused with too many interests.. they are always vague, varied and versatile (alliteration! ha! :). I cannot see myself focus on ONE thing at ONE time, and they just EXPIRE withing weeks of just entering my dreamy mind.
In any given comparison of people with people, I always saw two kinds of people on the pathway to their passion.
One, the extremely focused one.. will do one after the other since school, high school, college or university or work or masters and just on and on. Picks up long-term choices and aims to be committed and complete each of these long-term choices with their complete commitment.
Then there is another who takes the next step as it comes and when it comes. They aren’t focused on one specific pathway, but they just pick up interests along with their life, believe that whatever small choices they make in their pathway will somehow lead to a passion that they would love doing 5-6 years later.
While the first set of people, although they may be leading a standard yet continuing pathway, they are indeed used to being committed to one thing at a time, and so have fewer chances of feeling lost.
But unfortunately for the latter self, picking out those interests along the way isn’t as easy as it sounds, you could eventually lose interest and master the ability of not being able to stay committed to one interest for more than a certain period of time.
Although these are the process, ultimately we look at the end result isn’t it?.. we will only dream about how and has the process led to that stage where you feel like the pathway was worth the final stage, right?
But the problem is… which process of the pathway is RIGHT? – the focused, committed yet standard (maybe boring) pathway to your passion OR the let-it-come-as-it-comes, fun, yet risky pathway to where you want to be?
Well, I am the latter (and now I need to stalk my fairy godmother and see why she hasn’t color co-ordinated my pathways yet) .
All I can sum this up to is this following quote :
” You are the person who has to decide. Whether you’ll do it or toss it aside: You are the person who makes up you mind, whether you’ll lead or will linger behind. Whether you’ll try for the goal that’s afar. Or just be contented to stay where you are”
Edgar A, Guest
Our life, Our choice. Choosing a pathway to your passion by far depends only on us, and our choices. Whether it’s a short-term choice or long term, we can proceed in our pathway if we take the initiative to make these choices. There aren’t any fixed formulas to fill our lives with the passions we dream of.. its only made of the little choices we take the effort to make.