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Living within Our Differences

Being different is being so human. At least, that is one lesson I've learned from life experiences so far. Then, one gentleman came up to give my mind a deeper thought about it. He said, "We are all different. We are the same because we are different." Confused at first, but a great relief after that when I realized and admitted how true his statement was.

Growing up in an environment that is different from my Boyanese background, I had started to feel 'different' way back then, since I was very very young. At the beginning, I did learn about my differences among people without realizing others too, has their own differences in many ways. That discriminate thinking I adapted always hold me back by acquiring the feeling of how odd and how weird I was for being so different compared to others around me.

Well... time has changed and people won't stop learning new lessons from life, so people changed. And, Fiya changed too. Given so many chances to win some and to learn some from life experiences, I feel truly grateful of what I am now and putting undivided faith to what stands before and after me. Gratitude, is not easy sometimes, but it's not that complicated to possess, especially when all you want in life is; Happiness.

Benefit of having Differences
Differences created with purpose.
Different are variant. Variants create rhythms. Rhythms content harmonies.
In music world, if tone or sounds are all the same, music is flat, or there’ll be no music at all.
In life, how to differentiate between living things if they are all created with the same features? Will there be any life at all??
There’ll be no name for unity if people in the world created with same characteristics. (Related posting: Bersatu)
In a group, if there’s no different between desires, ideas, and wants, there’ll be no need for innovations. (Related posting: Uniqueness of Blood Type)
There’ll be no chemistry and love needed between man and woman if there’s no gap to fill in between them.
Etc...etc...

Bad Thing in Feeling Different
People say, being different is being unique. When you start to feel unique day by day, this may end up with two results.
One, arrogant, where you’ll feel others around you are just lousy, narrow-minded, kampungan like ‘katak bawah tempurung’.
Or, secondly, you’ll just turn out to be more and more weird (or, unique - if it’s still be your definition), the weirdo among the normals…. Hahaha..!

Summary
Everyone is different. The only thing makes us the same is because we are all different. Read al-Ma'idah:48, isn't that being different just part of the whole Test?
(#f14)

 

2 comments:

  1. HJ SAMRI BARIK SH said,

    MAK CHIK, YOU ENGLISH IS POWDERFUL OOPS I MEAN POWERFUL. LAH. BAGUS LAH KALAU YOU SUKA BACA BUKU INGGERIS. YOU DAH BOLEH MASOK UNIVERSITY DAN BELAJAR AMBIL SUBJECT DEGREE LAH.

    ABAH

    on November 17, 2008 at 1:30 PM  


  2. Dear powderful Abah,

    Thank u for the powderful comment.
    It was so powderful till it fogged up my screen..hiks!
    Who's more powderful, the niger, or the monkey? :p
    --- refer at the pic..haha


    Fia,
    the humble Mak Chik.

    on November 17, 2008 at 2:35 PM