Friday, January 26, 2007

We are what we eat? We are what we have learnt?

When I was 16 or 17, I came across this poem. Written by a wise person, I presume. A wise person that is sensible enough to hear, see, and think with her heart. I have learned a great understanding from this poem. The knowledge for me to ponder… and also as a reminder to myself of what kind of mother should I be in the future.

Children Learn What They Live
By Dorothy Law Nolte, Ph.D.

If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn.
If children live with hostility, they learn violence.

If children live with fear, they learn to be apprehensive.
If children live with pity, they learn to feel sorry for themselves.
If children live with ridicule,
they learn to feel shy.
If children live with jealousy, they learn to feel envy.

If children live with shame, they learn to feel guilty.
If children live with encouragement, they learn
If children live with tolerance, they learn patience.
If children live with praise, th
ey learn appreciation.
If children live with acceptance, they learn to love.

If children live with approval, they learn to like themselves.
If children live with recognition, they learn it is
good to have a goal.
If children live with sharing, they learn generosity.

If children live with honesty, they learn truthfulness.
If children live with fairness, they learn justice.
If children live with kindness and consideration, they learn
If children live with security, they learn to have faith in themselves and i
n those about them.
If children live with friendliness, they learn
the world is a nice place in which to live.

However, if a person can think better and not follow blindly of what they have learnt, I believe the world will be a different place from what it is already now. Ideologically, there is nothing good or bad. Philosophically, there is nothing that is 100% correct or 100% wrong. However, thinking just makes it so. And so… then again...... is thinking GOOD or BAD?

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

"Is not peace an element of civil corruption, and war a purification, a liberation, an enormous hope?"

In the old world, mankind viewed war as noble. Today, war is generally seen as undesirable and, by me personally, morally problematic.

At some point, many view war, as the preparation and readiness in the noble act of willingness to engage in war, as necessary for the defence of their country. However at that same moment, the Pacifists believe that war of today is naturally immoral and that no war should ever be fought.

Also at the same time, some of these so called peace lover, actually started a war in order to gain the so called peace. Many “thinkers” saw war as humanity's highest activity at where courage, honour, and ability.

Do these peacekeepers see only just wars as reasonable?

Do we believe that it is the responsibility of world organisations, such as the United Nations to oppose wars of unjust violent behaviour? Other people believe that world organisations have no more standing to judge the morality of a war than that of an independent country.

The United Nations, peace lover, peace keeper, thinker of the human kinds…are we then not capable to think for our own world anymore? What do we actually think, what do we actually believe?

Friday, January 19, 2007

Ignorant is such a bliss = Mental numbness

So how have you been bewitched?

Are we thinking as much as what we are seeing? Blindly following was the only choice left out of our new world. Unthinking personnel are robots with artificial intelligent. The proud cultural heritage which actually is a form of mental numbness, where human lead lives for thousand of years.

A favorite writer of mine has always reminded his readers of a simple fact. “Thinking Removes the Spell on People”.

An unthinking person's mind is benumbed, his sight becomes fuzzy, he acts as if he does not see the facts before his eyes, and his faculty of judgment weakens. He becomes incapable of grasping even a plain truth. He cannot be fully conscious of extraordinary events taking place right beside him. He does not notice the intricate details of events.

Thinking is also a form of liberty. Its independent, free choice… Yet you find it difficult, resulting in coming up with only blank. You are free to do anything. But total freedom makes it tough to choose. Freedom… Absolute freedom of choice… Glorious freedom… Dream of absolute freedom… But when it comes on a silver platter, do we know what exactly to do?

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

PoliCritically Correct ?

Critical thinking is like having the mind of a lawyer. even more, might be more of the mind of a deadly snake in a struggle. however, is thinking that is free from error is a good thinking?

Argument which maneuvers matters into contradictory position...something can be shown to be false...even if its completely false...the garbage has to be chipped away by a skilled exercise of critical thinking, in laying the...TRUTH. why?

our traditional thinking system...based on the so called "truth"....uncovered by that certain logic and argument..the result? is the strong tendency towards negativity and attack..
FUCK YOU UP!!! son of a bitch