Half Full Half Empty

My Tune: Angels and Devils by Dishwalla

Half full? Half empty?

Half full? Half empty?

Black or white, hard or soft, ugly or beautiful…half empty or half full.

Whatever it is you say, it’s all a matter of how we look at things. Because it is just plain undeniable that we are living in a world full of perceptions– perceptions that can either lift us up or pull us down.

[ This blog entry has not been finished publishing here on purpose and as my prerogative. The complete entry will be published on the first issue of Starlight SY: 2OO9-2O1O ]

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Black or white, hard or soft, ugly or beautiful… half empty or half full.

This world we live in constantly undergoes a wide range of skirmish and clashes, both socially and emotionally. And as we go on wandering, we tend to see that it is undeniable that human depression, misunderstandings, anger and severe hatred are usually inevitable factors in certain circumstances in humanity. From the simplest issues to the most complex ones, social discomfort here on earth has actually already been a trend—a disastrous one.

At schools, students, as young as they are, usually fight over such small things. Take for example the typical issue of backstabbing which by the way occurs “normally” especially in high school. One student hears that one of his classmates said something insulting about him. As expected, he would fight back in an attempt to get even even if it means complicating things and eventually, everything will then turn into an unwanted social clash amongst both students. Backstabbing is generally a process of saying things, specifically bad things, about another person based on one’s own point of view or perception more usually when the person being talked about is not around. And yes, this commotion drastically ends up with a fierce tussle.

At home, your brother tells you he thinks you’re ugly. Try to deny it, but often times upon hearing this kind of insult one will then retaliate and things will of course get ugly if not talked over.

In the government, one speaker suggests a certain activity which he thinks and believes might be a good help for the country. Another speaker contradicts the suggestion and labeled it as a waste of time and something that for him will be ineffective and futile. Both speakers will then argue on the matter and then another combat will be fought irrationally, as usual.

One thing this humanity lacks is actually the understanding of the simple cliché’ “we are living in a world full of perceptions”a world of points of view. If we take a look at the vast view of life, we shouldn’t really excessively care if everyone else thinks we’re dumb, or ugly, or if someone thinks we’re not good enough to “fit in”, or if we’re not beautiful and talented enough to make it to Hollywood. Because looking at the big picture, we may see that no one’s really born to please everyone. And minding too much about how people think of us or of our ideas and features is just a total waste of time, effort and energy. Perhaps we should care more about the perceptions coming from those people we care and care for us–those people that will perhaps say we’re “shining shimmering splendid” even if everything else turns dark and ugly. Why put in your mind insulting perceptions of those people we barely know when you can just feel uplifted and happy with those good things the people you love in life keep on telling you?

Whatever it is you say, it’s all a matter of how we look at things. Because again, it is just plain undeniable that we are living in a world full of perceptions– perceptions that can either lift us up or pull us down.

There’s a glass not fully filled with water. Now chances are, the said glass is either half full…or half empty. So what’s your perception?

Just take a pick.

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