Monday, March 7, 2011

Pondering....


Sometimes I find myself having these moments where my mind travels down a chain of thoughts. Sometimes they occur randomly, sometimes they are triggered by things happening in peoples lives around me.

They say Life is about choices, but then they also say that we all have a Jacklly and Hyde in each of us.

I've always wondered what triggers human beings to listen to the little red guy with horns and a pitch fork instead of the calm white peaceful dude with cute clean fluffy wings.

Granted, I am no saint. I've had days when the offer from the red dude was just too awesome to resist......and some how he always made me repay me double if not more. Nowadays I try to keep him banished.


An incident occurred in my compound, where a tenant felt the guard was rude to her, and so she expressed her feelings of dissatisfaction to the relative living with her, and in less than ten minutes our guard could no longer see from one eye.
I asked myself, why? was that really necessary?

Same goes for life generally.

What really is the essence of revenge?

We all wake up everyday hoping to have a good day, perhaps a fantastic one, with most things if not everything working in our favour. We live our lives and sometimes we forget that our actions affect other people.
We are faced with choices on a daily basis, and I understand how sometimes these choices can be difficult, but does that mean because they are difficult that we should give up or take the easy way out by hurting the people around us? Is that really necessary?

I think sometimes we act on our emotions when we make decisions (which can lead to some very bad decisions), sometimes we subconsciously/generally just take other people for granted, just because we believe they won't mind, or they might never know, or they would understand. Sometime we hurt our loved ones by our actions just because we are upset at that moment in time.......and that's how we let the red guy with the pitch fork have his way, unfortunately for us we forget that one day those people will reach a point where they would give up on us too.

I wish every time we had to make a decision or a choice that we actually slow down and listen to the voice of reason, instead of close our eyes and snatch the pitch fork from the red dude.

I wish every time we had to make a choice we would halt, and take a good look at ourselves in the mirror and ask "Is it really necessary?"

It is easier to move forward and forget about almost making the wrong choice or decision, than to UNsay those words to a loved one even though deep down we never meant them. We can never UNcheat on our partner, same way we can never UNbeat a person. Sadly, we can never tell that person how we really feel about them when their dead and gone.


I guess I'm just upset about the incident. It was totally unnecessary and unfair.


I hope you have a good week people.



~Sirius~ Signing out.......


16 comments:

Nonye said...

This is the second post I've read today about controlling emotions......am sure my blackberry (of blessed memory)desperately hopes I've learnt my lesson! Next time I wont throw even a flower..thank God for mercy!

Well written Sirius!

doll said...

wow. can the guy see now? he should go and beg the woman. Na wa. this life is full of evil

Nice Anon said...

WOw That's brutal. I guess the relative punched the guy . That's just sad!

SHE said...

I can imagine how you feel. One finds that some unpleasant situations could have been avoided somehow, with a little patience or something...

Myne Whitman said...

I can so feel you on this though like you, I'm no saint. Sometimes all it takes is to take a deep breath and count to ten.

seye said...

Oh wow!

Why are people just so heartless

Chizy K said...

the flesh is weak, but yeah that's no excuse, we shld try even harder

http://chizys-spyware.blogspot.com/

Freaksho said...

There's a reason so many people goof. It's because the Devil throws one hell of a pitch.

pun intended :)

rethots said...

"I wish every time we had to make a decision...we actually slow down and listen to the voice of reason,..." nice.

Uzezi said...

no matter what he did, violence is never the answer. you do not force respect. what did she do that warranted the rudeness or is the guard generally rude to everyone?

he who thinks before acting is wise

Tisha said...

A person without self control is like a city without walls.

Anger is crazy
sometimes we need to teach ourselves
to count to 10
or to a 100...

Harry Itie said...

This one is deep...

Well written...

I guess people need to learn that patience is a virtue and that somethings are best left brushed off

Chic Therapy said...

i guess humans are just innately wicked...but you are right!we should always take a second and listen to the voice of reasoning...

DIDI said...

Violence has never solved any problem and i guess sometimes it takes divine intervention in order for people to be able to forgive

ibiluv said...

oh dear

poor guy

but i agree it was uncalled for

no sight cos of rudeness@##@#$$%%^

tobenna said...

Revenge makes us feel good.
Usually they occur without thinking much and in anger. The ones to fear are those that are not done in anger, but premeditated and planned.
It takes a mature person to avoid revenge...
Sad about the guard.