You guys will not believe how many drafts I have for this blog at the moment. I know it seems like I have forgotten everything but no. I stumbled upon a few difficulties and I don't know how to bounce back from it and continue writing my Chapter 21 series. I just need to settle a lot of things that's going on at the moment and I will refine and publish those drafts. I am quite demotivated because the memories are not that fresh and my feelings and thoughts might not be as raw as my previous posts. I also have trouble putting it into words and into this blog. So it sometimes needs me to be in the right mood for it. Another problem I might encounter is when I am in the mood, I might choose to write my book instead of my blog. So that would delay the whole blog post publishing as well.

Plus, Chapter 21 has not ended yet. I have so many more to say about my journey into being 21 and I am still experiencing it, writing my own path and what not. It is on going. With that, I might be publishing things out of order though the archive would still be in order depending on when it happened and when I started writing them. So ya da ya da ya da. I don't know why I am explaining this to you. Maybe I am so frustrated seeing all these drafts and this long hiatus is KILLING me.

I don't know, I am sure I will get all of this arranged. It's so hard to maintain and commit to something, isn't it?

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

To Hear and To Be Heard

So many wants to be heard, many forgot to listen.

Recently I watched an interview of one of the US presidential candidate with a morning cable show. I was kind of disappointed on the answers given by the 'leader' for he was very much influenced by his opinions and of his arrogance when listening to the questions being asked, which leads him to answering very poorly and then, he kind of dug himself in a hole he didn't have to at the first place. He assumed a lot of the questions asked meant one thing when it meant another. When facts are thrown, he tends to focus on the ones that attacks him though the ones that supports him was also mentioned. From that, I realized even someone with a big reputation to take care of can accidentally 'hear selectively' especially when things concerning issues he has strong opinions on were mentioned or when his ego was challenged.

When you have a fixed stigma on something, you tend to react to news instantaneously without analyzing at times. It is very irritating when you express your immediate reaction through social media because many can access it and they would probably get the wrong idea of that issue. True, anything that an individual reads should be individually evaluated and the one who produces the material will not be hold accounted for what s/he says. But, remember, speech is powerful, and with power, comes a big responsibility. How would you feel when what you say have mislead people from the truth just for the sake of you "expressing" your opinions, that even you have not yet analysed? Or maybe you should consider that you yourself have not tried to dig up the truth before having a clear opinion on something. Maybe you believe one thing, because you have never bothered to know about the other?

As much as our brain has limitations to what it knows and don't know, we need to soak up as much as possible and again, THINK. Observe and use rationality. Intuition is also there for a reason. Have your own opinion. And even then, you still have to do constant evaluation when your receive new materials. This is how we avoid being an "extremist" towards and idea. Many people are too obsessed with what they think, or with a pack, they heed blindly and it doesn't define a first-class thinking especially since we always talk about being a developed citizen. Everything we do have impacts, not only in a small community but also contribute vastly at a global level since we live in a limitless world thanks to the Internet.

I am still learning to answer questions precisely when it involves me expressing my opinions because there are times when I couldn't really express what I want to say. But recently I discovered that I also need to know what to say which I call 'selective expressing'. Questions can sometimes be manipulated to suit our needs instead of the interviewer's and still not be out of context. It is quite difficult thinking and talking at the same time but I really do encourage us to try that because day by day, I hear more and more bullshit up the Internet. I feel like we put less thought into things but more emotions. Or maybe likes and shares mean more than conveying a message per say *shrug*