Friday, October 3, 2014

Train of Thoughts: Queue

October 1, 2014. 8:30 pm.  It’s still raining when I got off from work.  At the jeep terminal, the line of on boarding passengers is unusually long.  I suppose a lot of them are stranded earlier because of the heavy rain.  As I stood at the end of the line, I looked around and do what I usually do to let the time pass; stare blankly and let my mind fly.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Being Anti-Homophobe doesn’t make You Pro-Gay; It just makes You yet another Asshole

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I hate the fact that most of us generalize on hating homophobes while fighting against the idea that homosexuality is unnatural.   They fight for Gay Rights but disregard the possibility that homophobia exists.  They don’t even seem to bother differentiating the real assholes from homophobes.

According to Oxford Dictionaries, homophobia is an extreme and irrational aversion to homosexuality and homosexual people.  It can simply mean irrational fear or dislike but other definitions stressed on it being hateful, hurtful and violent against homosexuals.  I'm not sure why but maybe it started when those real assholes made homophobia their excuse for assaulting homosexuals.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The Fallacy of Leaving Your Comfort Zone

photo from Motive Weight
There are a lot of sayings that tell us it’s better to leave our comfort zone.  They say it is necessary for growth and development.  It seems right especially with the “fact” that nothing is permanent except change. 

They have a lot of tips that they think can help you to leave your “box”.  Some of these are going on travels, meeting new set of people, breaking your routine; basically they try to tell you to try new or unusual things.

I accepted this advice until I realized that our lives’ purpose is null.  If we really do have just one shot in life, why should we go out of our comfort zones instead of enjoying it?

Friday, November 22, 2013

A Simple Proposal to “Save the Planet”

Image from Freshome
They keep on saying that our planet is dying and that we could prevent it from happening.  There’s a lot of approach regarding this issue.  Some are direct like planting trees, conserving water, and proper waste management.  Others need further explanations like reducing electric consumption and being vegetarian.

I want to focus on our clothing.  Clothing is considered one of our basic needs.  I think this is one of the reasons why it is popular on the market.  You need it; you must buy it.  It’s logical but here’s the problem: they ended the statement with buying it.  They did not mention anything about the quantity of clothes, pants and shoes to buy.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Life’s Purpose is Null

Photo from: Pleasurable Weight Loss
Today, we wake up; we eat; we drink; we go to school; we go to work; we go shopping; we go home; we watch tv; we surf the net; then we sleep.  Repeat this everyday with some variations like watching movies, playing sports, going on trips and that’s it.  We keep on struggling, hoping to experience tomorrow or at least finish the day but for what purpose?

I reflected on this idea and concluded that life has no purpose.  We do the things we do and then what? We invent things; we solve problems, but then what? We try our best to survive or to adapt but for what? We fall in love but end up hurting them or ourselves, so why fall in love in the first place? Even after we die, we leave legacies like our children or our works but why is it significant? We keep on advancing but towards where? In the end of time, everything will perish so why bother to struggle?