“There’s nothing to FEAR – but FEAR itself”, so goes a famous quote but sometimes it’s CONSEQUENCE that is holding us back from doing something. Nobody can deny that our actions would have an equal or opposite reaction, hence, we tend to weigh things before acting on it.
I would like to think that I can live my life using that quote but the truth is I still hold back and weigh in my options taking into consideration consequences.
Then again, waking up every morning and breathing is a leap of faith that life goes on, no matter what one chose. Life/Love/Marriage/Sex/Relationship is a leap of faith.
Here’s my answer to FEAR – a Leap of Faith. Hakuna matata – Que sera, sera
At some point and out of curiosity, we have all wondered how is it like to be the opposite sex. How would it feel having a body of the other sex?
Thanks to a company that is still grappling with same-sex marriages, I was a male for three months and was scheduled for prostate screening.
It would have continued until i got a call from the office of my doctor about the insurance denying the claim for the pap smear i recently had.
So after all the phone calls, I am now back to being a female in the system. The mix up started when my wife changed her status from single to married, her HR had assumed she’s married to a guy.
For the past couple of days, the concept of self-preservation is occupying my mind. I have been bombarded by questions like: when and how is self-preservation ethical? is it possible to justify any action or choice?
Human beings do not have exclusivity of this behavior. It has been proven that almost all living organisms exhibit this mechanism. This universal hallmark of life is simple and automatic for other living organisms with the exception of humans.
The concept should be simple enough since Oxford Dictionary define self-preservation (n.) as the protection of oneself from harm or death, especially regarded as a basic instinct in human beings and animals. Follow this definition, the choices/actions should be clear and simple. But what complicates the matter, ethics – concept of good or bad consequences, obscures what could be a clear choice/action.
Take for example dinner choice between steak or stir-fried vegetables, prehistoric human would not have any problem with a steak choice but present – day human would have to factor in a lot of things and think of the consequences. This is only using a simple example but try using it to the Ukraine crisis, abortion issue, nuclear bombing of Nagoya and Nagasaki, climate change, possible wild tiger extinction, artificial growth hormones, rescue dog, etc.
I could not give an answer to my questions perhaps nobody can.
“All is well” – three simple words but when put together is a powerful reminder and affirmation that whatever comes in one’s way, everything will be fine. It is a perfect mantra to keep in mind – upon waking up in the morning, before going to bed and every time something comes up that does not meet our approval.
The question now, can it be use to justify things like self preservation or even doing harm than good?
have you heard the sound of silence? – a question of contradiction since by definition silence is zero (0) decibel. To hear silence would mean that your eardrums will not vibrate, technically it will not do anything therefore no brain activity.
silence is like the sound of a single hand clapping,
a void, emptiness, nothingness, never been and never will be.
For this day, I would like to share this poem “The Bashful One” by a Filipino poet Jose Garcia Villa.
The Bashful One
– The Bashful One by Filipino poet Jose Garcia Villa
HYPOTHESIS: Is Cyberspace a human addiction?
After so much internal debate, I finally succumbed to this activity. What is out here? Who will listen/read? It has been a good seventeen (17) years since I rumbled in cyberspace. Back in those days, my rumblings were done in a website called MySpace (too bad I have no idea what happened with it).
Back in those days, everyone was drawn to this World Wide Web. It was the great unknown with all the promise of adventure. The almost unlimited possibilities and resources of the big wide open cyberspace is the new drug addiction.
After a couple of years, I took a break from my cyber rumbling but I did not kick the habit of being online. My addiction is always here inside me – only its of a different form.
Now, my rumblings want to come out. I know my rumblings here in cyberspace will have a life of its own and by putting out here, I may lose ownership over it.
Everyone will agree that the addiction towards this WWW will never leave anyone, it will only be remolded into another form. For this reason, I am here now rumbling. This will be here even after I am gone.
CONCLUSION: Yes, cyberspace is a human addition. Cyberspace rumbling (blogging) is a form of IMMORTALITY.