Thursday, September 30, 2010

Questioning things


I don't know about you, but there are times when I really question about things. I'm quite the type that over-analyses things, and while that could land me a lot of trouble when it comes to concentrating at school, it is me and no matter how hard I try not to analyse things, I can't help myself.

I am continuously amazed by the things that I see everyday. And so I question about the things that amaze me. Not questioning things in a bad way, but just going back and forth trying to perceive it in a different light. I've heard that you must not stop learning or questioning things, as it gives you greater understanding towards things. Well, whether that greater understanding comes from your own mind or from another person, I guess it does shed a different light towards whatever you're questioning.

I've been thinking about the way we are recently. Humans. I'm a human. You're a human. Well, if you're a rabbit and you're actually reading this and not trying to snoop around for carrots in the keyboard, I congratulate you upon your intelligence. However, the keyboard is quite the hotspot for carrots, so kudos to you for that too. Though I don't think you'll have much luck.

Anyway, where was I? Oh, right. Humans. Well, I've just been spending a lot of time questioning what makes you and me different. What sets us differently, except for our identity, socio-economic backgrounds and so forth. Of course, there are so many answers for this. It is, of course, a simple question to explore. But quite an interesting one too. Yes, our values do set us differently. But then again, think about it. We all want respect, care, love and we all want to be liked for who we are. In that sense, we're all the same.

There are so many ways to explore this question. So many ways. But this is what I think: What sets us apart is the way we act. The way we present ourselves and the way we choose to act. It's the way that we react to things and the way we act towards people. That's what I believe in. I'm not saying that our actions is the only way that sets us apart - no, not at all. However, that's how I like to look at it. Because when you think about it, when you meet a person and get to know a person, it is not their socio-economic backgrounds that we're concerned about, it is the way they present themselves and the way they act. Because this is how people see you differently. This is how you're different. This is what sets you apart. Of course, I'm not saying that this concept fits everyone, but it should.

In a way, our actions tie everything in. We incorporate our values, our beliefs and everything else in our actions. It's like a cycle that grabs every single part of us in and makes sure nothing gets left out. I don't know why I've suddenly felt the urge to write this, but perhaps I'm just feeling a little thoughtful today. :)

2 comments:

Aaron T said...

i think this paticular text piece is very powerful, its similar to how i see the world haha keep doing these, you are great at expressing your morals and opinions! :)

-Aaron

Michelle said...

Thanks Aaron, glad you can relate :)


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