Saturday, May 19, 2007

I have learnt...

I have learnt that achievement is overrated.
I have learnt that cleanliness is hard to maintain but worth it.
I have learnt that creativity and artistry are two different things, though related.
I have learnt that curiosity doesn't kill the cat - the cat only learns by being curious.
I have learnt that even if unintentional, women are the root of all evil.
I have learnt that everyone believes they have a superior understanding about everything.
I have learnt that failure is the best way to learn anything.
I have learnt that faith is subjective.
I have learnt that family will always be your primary social group - no matter what.
I have learnt that friends don't stick.
I have learnt that I can never gain weight.
I have learnt that life goes on.
I have learnt that meritocracy doesn't allow second chances.
I have learnt that miscommunication or lack of communication are the core reasons for any dispute.
I have learnt that money doesn't stick.
I have learnt that monotony is when the brain is dead; when it stops looking for variety.
I have learnt that music can actually capture feelings and transpose moods and emotions through time.
I have learnt that my best friends are those I least stay in touch with.
I have learnt that my worst habits aren't half as bad as other people's bad habits.
I have learnt that no one needs to know what people really think of them.
I have learnt that order can only be chronological, alphabetical or categorical (and chronological or alphabetical within categories).
I have learnt that passion for me lasts not more than two weeks.
I have learnt that perfect planning always results in disappointment.
I have learnt that pictures really are a snapshot in time and time only.
I have learnt that praying can help find peace in desolate times.
I have learnt that reading is the best addiction anyone could have.
I have learnt that regular exercise is beneficial to all - ectomorph or mesomorph or endomorph.
I have learnt that studies are worthless - compared with experience.
I have learnt that subtle things are the major things in fact.
I have learnt that the only person you can truly rely on is yourself.
I have learnt that the only way to do something is to just do it.
I have learnt that the only way to motivate myself is to love what I'm doing.
I have learnt that the word "wish" is just used for something you can hope for.
I have learnt that the world is becoming more and more materialistic.
I have learnt that there's a difference between "I will do" and "I will to do".
I have learnt that those who think they’re in love are merely infatuated.
I have learnt that those who do really love lose in the end.
I have learnt that those you trust most have the highest probability of betraying you.
I have learnt that time never stops.
I have learnt that to be successful in life, you need to wake up early morning and sleep nights; not the other way around.
I have learnt that we all play games with ourselves, and live in a fantasy world.
I have learnt that when you have little you want more, and when you have more, you want even more.
I have learnt that words hurt more than sticks and stones.
I have learnt that words of encouragement can actually encourage you.
I have learnt that you should hope for the best; expect the worst.

5 comments:

shubhangi said...

I disagree that women are the root of all evil....Thats a rude generalization...
I also disagree that friends don't stick!! All my friends have done.... May be you were not that lucky :(

And I strongly agree that the ones who really love, lose it in the end!!!!! (Experience speaks :D )

Nabeel K said...

Oh I have been arguing and ARGUING with one of my friends over this. I guess I could correct myself and say that women are the root of most evil - not all. And that only means they induce it - men are the ones who carry it out.

Hehe... It's strange that a little girl like you can recognise the truth in the statement I made about love. Experience sure speaks for itself.

Bart Simpson said...

Wow! reflection..my favourite hobby after reading. My views:
Thumbsup for:
# cleanliness is hard to maintain but worth it
#everyone believes they have a superior understanding about everything
#family will always be your primary social group - no matter what
#no one needs to know what people really think of them
#pictures really are a snapshot in time and time only
#reading is the best addiction anyone could have
#you need to wake up early morning and sleep nights

My views are a teensy bit different from yours about these:
#even if unintentional, women are the root of all evil
Women are the root of *most unnecessary* evil
#friends don't stick
They do, we just don't give them a chance
#meritocracy doesn't allow second chances
Meritocracy is the only system which allows for second chances. Because the only thing that's against you is you yourself, not the system.
#those who do really love lose in the end
Those who think they lost in love are those who love selfishly, which is not wrong because most relations are selfish, but selfless love never loses because it thrives on the happiness of the other.

That is all, enjoyed reading it though

Nabeel K said...

I agree with you on the "most unnecessary" evil part. =)

I maintain that friends don't stick. Sooner or later the time comes for you to part ways. But then again, everyone is blessed with a friend or few. I give most people a chance, but most don't stick around.

By meritocracy I meant the kind of system Singapore has. If you fail in secondary school, you don't repeat the year, you are forced to leave school here. If NUS rejects you once, you will never get in even if you improve your grades. That is what I mean by not getting/giving second chances.

I get your point about losing in love. You're taking it in a different context, Bart. Generally speaking, losing in love is considered to be synonymous with not ending up with the person you love. Of course, it doesn't have to mean that. It can also mean stopping to love the other person. If you truly love, you will be happy for them and if they love you back, they will be pleased with your achievements.

Aymah R. said...

good post..:)