打打字

曾经看过一句话:“那些有空炫耀或显摆的的人其实都活得不够充实,或许也肤浅。真正沉浸在当下的人们,哪里还有时间和功夫去炫耀呢?”

每次看到这句话不禁会感慨,我们到底处在什么样的时代?

聪明的时代,聪明的人们。。。那么为什还拼了命地显摆?这样好像很不具智慧啊。

愚蠢的时代,愚昧的人们。。。那么为什么还是有好多新鲜事物被挖掘了呢?这类的创新也需要智慧吧?

可能这个复杂的时代一直都存在,只是随着科技的发达它的存在已逐渐明显

题外话:有时令我不解的是为什么我说的或者支持的东西好像被无视了。但是随着时间的证明与沉淀,我的观点又被认可了,只是那时候人们已经不再记得这曾是我提出的观点。有时我也想证明什么,即便这么做好像很肤浅。

或许我们都是矛盾体。

PS:其实我就是想打打字。。。

inspired, everyday.

They say a picture paints a thousand words, and that was how i started my Instagram journey. of course as a teenager it was to keep up with social media trends, and basically just explore things that appear to be hip and cool (whatever they mean back then and now).

anyways i have always thought that any pictures can express and make links to what i have to share.. however, today i couldn’t find any picture that expresses what i wish to say, at least i was not convinced that any picture will do justice to it. so i am penning down some long thoughts here.

this is a story about a friend, whom i had the pleasure to know when i just finished my JC years. i was working under her as a mentee, and my 6 months there proved to be invaluable and exciting. it forged the kind of work ethic that i would keep now and hope to still maintain in future. while we no longer keep in constant contact, i could still read about her updates on social media.

so this is her story. on this special Mothers’ Day, i see her as an inspiration.

throwback to five years ago… when i got to know her, she was taking her part-time degree, hence juggling work, studies, and being a mother. as a bystander, i was really in awe, how did she manage all these and still be so good and so ready everyday for every event in her life?

fast-forward to today… she chose to share that one of her child was diagnosed with autism, and gave her thanks on mother’s day for all the help and warmth she has receive. of course she moved on and painted these encounters with a pinch of salt. i am not a mother, but seeing her post, she is an inspiration.

maybe this story is not just about her. maybe this story is a reflection of how we go about in our everyday lives… how we thought that the events, experiences and emotions we had were the greatest and most important.

maybe this story is a reminder that, no matter what we are going through, everyone else is embarking on their own ride, one that is full of ups and downs. some chose to share it publicly to garner awareness or sympathy, and some, like my friend, picked herself up and carried on with optimism, in silent.

everyone has their own preference, and today i am inspired by the latter. the kind of everyday heroes who showed the world through their silent but powerful actions. this is the kind that i am inspired by and respect the most. thank you, Jenn for being an inspiration. and Happy Mothers’ Day to my own mother and all mothers i know 🙂

 

 

power of words

“Remember it is okay to speak up, and you will earn respect for doing so”.

a mentor once said this to me, and it has since become a reminder to myself.

nevertheless, to speak up is also to wield the power of words. i still that think regardless of what we speak up for, make every word count… and not because it is simply our opinion 🙂