Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Your private thoughts

Outside of everyday conversations, you still need to get your thoughts out. Thoughts that you can't simply talk over sympathetic ears, thoughts that you have no qualm in getting it out to the general public in a way which you would rather not and choose not to in casual conversations.

Hence the proliferation of social networks - a rather misleading name, if you were to ask me. Because it does seems that the bulk of 'social activities' are rather monologues in which you hope others were to join in.

But anyway, that's only part of the point. The other point to all this monologuing about is when you realize how your inner thoughts aren't necessarily profound and significant when you were to compare with others. Well, perhaps that is to be expected, since we're all humans after all, and we operate on similar basic principles...

I would just point out that what we view as a profound observations, rants, philosophy, discussion etc - our thoughts - once we get them outside, we would no sooner realize how it isn't as profound as we make it out to be in the first place. That is, of course, if we take a step back and realize this. And by me saying this, I'm not saying it's useless or waste of time, no. I'm merely pointing out how some of us give our own thoughts too much value.

We feel like we said something significant when the rest of the world looks on, engrossed in each own's thoughts.

There is of course no problem in getting your thoughts out. Hey, at least it articulate your points clearly, and you can see what exactly goes on in your mind. But of course, perhaps we should be selective about it? Self expression, think of it that way.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

After death

A while ago I pondered on the question of getting old and dying, but just how many of us would think of what will happen when we're truly dead?

One day, we're going to stop breathing, and that'll be the end of our part - as the rest of the world moves on, with you being but a remnant of the past.

Preparing for the moment of death is one thing, but whatever happens to us after we die? And who can truly tell us this? Who gets the final say, 'I told you I was right' on whether there is life after death - or the lack of it?

Just ponder for a moment - what's going to happen after you die?

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Being busy, being happy

Would tiredness equates, up to a point, happiness?

It does seems to me that the cases of being unhappy and depressed can stem from the lack of activity, rather than a surge of it. Perhaps our preoccupation with work keeps us from the small trivial things that would make us to view our life as pointless... and is that a bad thing?

Is it a case of happy unaware worker and the sad contemplative hermit? I don't think so.

Even on our own, with our mind left to stagnate, we fell prey to all those unhappy and negative thoughts. And it doesn't have to equate not working - even with our hands full, but with our mind empty, the devil comes out to make a playground.

I suppose that's why they say an idle man is the devil's playground eh?

And on a somewhat similar note, ever notice the words those unhappy people use? The ones hoping for something to pull them out of their misery?

Perhaps that's what we get for being lazy. Maybe because misery is actually comfort. To be happy require us to surmount energy and effort. Hence, getting yourself busy and tired may prove to be a good step in gaining happiness.

Which is why I try to keep myself occupied as much as possible. Even in my free time, I'm somewhat of a workaholic.

Because life is all about learning. And it doesn't stop until the day you die.

Now don't just sit there all day and let your mind rot. Do something.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

(Obligatory) New year post (2013 ver)

Another year passed, and it's high time I produce another blog post eay?

I won't make a resolution on making more posts for the year tho

Slight trivia: I was born in the year of the snake