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The Tale of Your Life: June 2009

Where you understand life-changing meaning through other people's experience.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

The Departures

In the movie The Departures, there is a scene that reminds me of what life is.

In a river where the stream is strong, there are fish that tries to swim against it. Meanwhile, there are fish that died trying to swim against the stream flow pass. All fish died trying to swim against the stream but they still do it.

Isn’t this sad? How far different is it from our life?

Either we swim against the stream to see how far we can reach in life; or we let the stream take us. We all die at the end. What is the difference?

We work hard so that we can die rich? Or we do nothing and die poor? Is there any different in the end? The only different is choice. A or B. There are no right and wrong.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The Weather Man

I’ve just watch, The Weather Man, Starring Nicholas Cage and Michael Caine. Here is something I learned and I wish to share:

1. To get anything in value, you have to scarifice.

2. Do you know that the hard thing to do and the right thing to do are usually the same thing?

3. Nothing that has meaning is easy. Easy doesn’t enter into grown up life.

4. This shit life, we must chuck something. We must chuck them, in this shit life.

Life doesn’t always appear as we wished. Maybe we should throw that life we imagine away.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Self, Feelings and Emotions

Have you ever wonder how many self inside you? You probably think I am mad asking this question. I found this answer after finding where is my heart actually locate. Yes, heart. Not that heart in my chest but that heart that stores all my feeling.

1. First and foremost, our body, which allowed us to be seen like a human in the world. This self is lead by our physical pumping heart. This is our basic self, our being.

2. You probably realize we remember things. But you do not realize that it is independent. You can’t just remember something or forget something. You have to convince someone inside you to store it or keep it deep inside. That is our second self at work.

3. Do you realize that whatever decision we want to make, there will be an argument in our head. Some people call them little voices or whisper. Two of them always disagree and debate based on information from our 2nd self.

4. Whatever the argument going on inside, both self won’t come out with a solution. They need another self to solve it, to make a decision. This is our fifth self. The real you working.

5. Everyone imagine things. In fact, whatever we do, we have to be clear in our mind what we are doing before we really do it. This including our self. We imagine our ideal self before we show to others. The ideal self is the sixth self.

6. The last self is the one people have in mind. In other words, impression. You might try very hard to project your ideal self to the world. But that impression of you in each and everyone’s mind will not be the one you have in mind. They might be close. But it is just not the same.

This is my answer. There are 7 of every person.

Where do we store our feelings? We did not store them. We only store the experience in our memory (2nd self above). It is our debaters (3rd and 4th self) that create the emotion after their debate. This is the reason why our emotions or feelings are different when we have the same experience. When the debaters have the same debate, we have the same feelings; when the facts in the debates are different, we have new feelings.

Friday, June 12, 2009


Freedom! Freedom! Freedom! Freedom here, freedom there... Everybody wants freedom. What is freedom? How much freedom do we actually have?

Once, a person told me sometimes he does what he likes, but most of the time he does what he has to.

Yes, we spend most of our time working for our comfortable living, delicious meal, not knowing that we spend our life on working. Is it worth the sacrifice?

Work like a dog for 10 hours a day, sleep for 5 hours, and 9 hours enjoy. Multiply it by 80 years and we have only 30 years enjoying. Not to mention the un-quality times when you are blur and not having enough sleep or drunk.

What do you do on your free time? Charity? Part-time? Movies? Chat with friends? Or get drunk? To be honest, these are roughly how we spend our life. What is the purpose (of life)? To reproduce? So that you bring in your children to find answers that you couldn’t find? Did they ask for it? Is it fair for them?

Smart people will say we do things to enjoy life. But for what? Since we are here, we should enjoy? Then why spend most of your time working since you do not enjoy it? I understand that if you do not work like hell, your life would not be as enjoyable. But you spend most of your time working and you said you are enjoying life. Funny...

How much freedom do we have? We can’t just go out and kill that person you hate because the society will not agree with you and will put you in jail for that, even though that person is a serial killer.

You can’t whack a person when you feel like, you can’t eat whatever you want’ you can’t have sex with anyone, you can’t choose your parents, you can’t just do whatever you like. There are rules all around. Just how much freedom do we have?

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