Thursday, January 24, 2008

Just......put down the glass

So, I'll take this story from my favourite lecturer this year, Mr. Zahari.
A lecturer went into the class with a half filled glass in his hand and ask the students: "How much do you think this glass weighs?"
So the students gave a wild guess "50gms", "100gms", "125gms"....
The lecturer said,"I don't know unless I weigh it. So what do you think will happen if i hold the glass like this for 5 minutes?"
"NOTHING...." the students replied.
"Ok, then what about for one hour?"
"I guess your hand will ache." A student said.
So the lecturer continued "If I hold the glass like this for the whole day?"
"Your hands will be numb"
"You might get paralysis and have to be sent to the hospital!"
The whole class laughed.
"This glass weighs only a few hundred grams but why it can make me suffer so much if i hold on to it?"

Actually I modifed the story because I can't remember the original one exactly, especially the last sentence. Doesn't this sound familiar to you? Small things can give us headache if we keep it in our heads. Why don't we just let go and forget? So they say, it's easy to forgive but not to forget. Well, I'm quite a forgetful person, so nothing can really bother me for a very very long time. I can cry one minute and laugh at the other minute, serious. Not like i have slpit personality, but I think that's what I am.

A friend told me he feels really down lately. I told him this story. He said "Not like everything is just a glass...You're not me, how can you understand?"
Everyone says this everyone has ego. Understandable. But at the end of the day, it's up to you to judge if it's worthit to grasp to it or to let go...I know this friend of mine will not be reading my blog but I really hope he'll get over with his negative emotions soon. He used to be a very cheerful person, I just miss his cheerful personality.


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