Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Short Stories

I got asked: "What do you like in a short story?"

A short story is many things, like a chance for me to look at things differently and from another angle, a window to learn something new and expand myself, can be a reality-check sometimes, a wakeup call or just a harmless entertainment on some idle Monday :) These are things I like in a short story. Thanks for asking.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Say & Mean

I say what I mean and mean what I say.

I shall have that no other way.

Reaching People

To reach people, you need to speak the language of people.

Saturday, February 24, 2007

No Assuming

I shall not judge.

I shall never assume.

Price for Everything

There's a price for everything. Mind the price.

There's a price for having my cup of coffee.

There's a price for not using your mind fully.

There's a price for sweet love and having great relationship.

There's a price for not eating right, loving my junk food, or not doing my daily exercises.

There's a price for anger and there's a price for happiness.

There's a price to be great.

There's always a price.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Question It All

Questioned everything.

Especially when you're so certain, cut your head off.

Make sure you ask the right question(s).

Never take anything for granted.

Don't end up skeptic of everything though, for a man of no believe is a dead man.

Just make sure of what you believe. And then act on what you believe. With little room of changing always.

Do reality check.

Choose carefully who you listen to. Are the media a good friend? Is this guy? Is that guy?

Check with those who share your logic or a similar logic. Those who share your beliefs. Those who you decided are good. Those you tested before.

Trust your instincts. They're there for a reason. Just make sure you read them right.

What You Want

It's not what you want; it's what you have.

Bertrand Russell Quotes

  • "No one gossips about other people's secret virtues."


  • "Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty - a beauty cold and austere, like that of sculpture."


  • "The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution."


  • "Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination."


  • "Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom."


  • "A stupid man's report of what a clever man says can never be accurate, because he unconsciously translates what he hears into something he can understand."


  • "Everything is vague to a degree you do not realize till you have tried to make it precise."


  • "I think we ought always to entertain our opinions with some measure of doubt. I shouldn't wish people dogmatically to believe any philosophy, not even mine."


  • "If a man is offered a fact which goes against his instincts, he will scrutinize it closely, and unless the evidence is overwhelming, he will refuse to believe it. If, on the other hand, he is offered something which affords a reason for acting in accordance to his instincts, he will accept it even on the slightest evidence. The origin of myths is explained in this way."


  • "In all affairs it's a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted."


  • "Passive acceptance of the teacher's wisdom is easy to most boys and girls. It involves no effort of independent thought, and seems rational because the teacher knows more than his pupils; it is moreover the way to win the favour of the teacher unless he is a very exceptional man. Yet the habit of passive acceptance is a disastrous one in later life. It causes man to seek and to accept a leader, and to accept as a leader whoever is established in that position."


  • "Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric."


  • "The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time."


  • "Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom."


  • "Man is a credulous animal, and must believe something; in the absence of good grounds for belief, he will be satisfied with bad ones."

Day & Night

There must be a reason for the Sun to go up and down everyday. Today I think of letting the light to come in.

Ants

I learn beautiful lessons from ants.

Being Sure

To be sure of something, is to take your time slowly going in that direction collecting the stuff that helps you along the way.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Locking Oneself

You lock yourself by your own limits.

Friday, February 09, 2007

Dunno My Friend

I don't know what I'm doing on this planet.
I smoked 6 cigarettes on a roll today.
Can't express stuff correctly.
I keep dying all over again
now that I have to deal with people
and face my youth problems..
my weaknesses,
and what a shame I feel.
I dunno my friend...
I just dunno anymore.
I am torn.
I cry.
I'll give anything
to be able to sleep.
To have a perfect body.
It's her, oh, who cares.
She is dead,
and was dead
before she died.
And I am dead
and dying
and will die.
And the question
is why?
What the fuck am I?
A robot?
A joke?
Dunno.
Wanna have friends,
wanna rule the world.
I walked outta my job.
Just couldn't handle the pressure,
the lack of chances
for me to grab
and the useless criticizing
of my weaknesses.
Blah,
who cares anyway
And I wish to go back,
to impress them
a lot more
this time around.
To show them
what I am made of.
Considered giving up
my salary of the month
just to get a chance.
Though I kinda need the money,
and I hate it that I do.

MJ, Jul 6th, 2006 CE
Modified Nov 15thm 2007 CE

Monday, February 05, 2007

Useless Thoughts

Why waste time talking/discussing stuff that don't matter (to us)? Silly stuff? What others think/say/might do?

Instead of focusing more on what matters the most? It's a waste of mind power. I'd much rather use my mind fully in doing good and stuff that matters to me.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Conflicts

Resolve all/any conflicts/confusions in you.