Monday, July 23, 2007

TimesofOman.com: This is the world we live in

Below is the new article for this season that has been published under my name on the TimesofOman.com website.

Leave comments if you wish..

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Unfortunately, the time has come for us to think more and more about our actions and what we say and do behind the walls and doors of our own private courts, simply because the world we now live in is no longer the world we recognize.

I know that most of you who read these words would have some kind of questionable look on your faces because of that comment only because I wrote not too long ago on this very column about me and my philosophical look towards the world we live in by saying that 'the world we live in has not changed, it us who have changed because we are more aware of it now". And that statement stands true today as it stood on that day.

It is because we so much aware of what goes in our lives and the world that surrounds us that we fear the inevitable. The fear of having to come face to face with what we have to in the future –– near or far. Thus us trying in every way possible to push it further away.

Some of us take up a hobby to pass the time so as not to think about it. Others enjoy writing on what is on their minds contemplating the troubles that they would have to face in order to find out some sort of solution in the exercise to put at ease the mind's troubles. Others just think on and on and do nothing whatsoever.

No matter what the issue is here, you would rather see yourself running away than looking at the problem eye to eye. Even though you work on the issues that do run in your way, you still end up escaping from the reality that you yourself are trying to get away from.

Look at it this way, you get a job and you start having no time at all for things you want to get focused on. Let's say some rest, some food, some love (the clean type). You end up trying to make some more time in order for yourself to have an escape route show itself in your path so you can route for it at the nearest possibility. That's escapology.

The ill choices conceived by the human mind are the cause of this mental mayhem. They push us to make the mistakes that we wished we never would do. They ask us to do what we said we would never attempt to do unless there was no option. The economy that we live in expects us to be a part of the producing clan. The one who can rise up at 6am come back at 7pm with no complain whatsoever. It expects us to be robots. The type that would push on further and further and always asking for more. Something more of a dream; is it not?

The power to fulfill one's needs is to attain the ability to move in the right direction otherwise your whole mind, body and entire soul might push you to hallucinations, doldrums, and illusions that you are living 'the dream of your life'. Which you are truly not.

The ill choices that we conceive as human beings must be rectified. The expectations that we choose should be our own and not the society's. Not the family's. Not the world's. It should be our own little 'gem'.

Because, in the end, who are we really doing it all for?

Us.

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Link:

- TimesofOman.com: This is the world we live in

2 comments:

chiarina said...

Really Great!
We should became aware of all this..

"The economy that we live in expects us to be a part of the producing clan. The one who can rise up at 6am come back at 7pm with no complain whatsoever. It expects us to be robots. The type that would push on further and further and always asking for more."

yes, i agree...
We are called to have a life style that is good for the "economy machine": we work and live just for keep a "status", for buy more, for waste more...

But with all this we are starting to forget the important things in the life, we have lost the human touch, the sense of the others, the respect for the others... we just think for ourself.
And, most of all, we are killing this planet, finishing all the natural resources, killing people -and telling lies to the world- in the name of the "black gold"...or money, in general.
A big help of all this shame is coming from TV, and from who control this. Infact we must not forget that television is just a "furniture", the problem is who select the news, in which way we have to recive them, which kind of programs must fill our brains.

If we look at the situation of the world now, and where are we going on, we will see just a disaster: no way to escape.

There aren't many solution of all this... or we wait and keep killing each other and natural resources untill the death of the last human in this world...
or we start to work hard for changing first of all our daily life, love more ourselves and the others, and respect this world.
It sounds utopistic... but i don't think so.
In somehow the ocean is made of drops...

Sleepless In Muscat said...

Somehow, I don't think I could add anything more over what you said. Thank you for your comment.