Monday, October 01, 2007 Struggle Against Odds

This is the new article that has just been published onto the website. The article is under the title "Struggle Against Odds". I hope you all enjoy reading it.

If you do have any thoughts about it, do let me know.


Life isn't always perfect for us – in fact – it has never been since the dawn of time. We take for granted what these troublesome times actually do to us in the sense of shaping our personality, our endurance towards future difficulties, and perhaps a better mind in judgment.

Some of imperfect timings in our life also allow us to better value things in our life that we never thought we could, one day, go one day without. The bitter and sore experience of cyclone Gonu taught us that in many ways on how to be ready for worst possible scenario.

We're blinded by the illusion that everything comes to us easily without a simple care in the world. But behind every action we make, there is a consequence to which is taking place –– slowly, but steadily.

The environment around us is a good example of such a phenomenon. Back in the late 1980s, scientists believed that the earth's atmosphere would eventually be terrorized by toxic fumes through the extensive use of CFCs, burning the rain forests and more so the expanded killing of wild animals for mere fun and enjoyment.

The public laughed at their predictions back then. But as we see now, there is nothing to laugh about, as the global warming issue takes a world debate to ensure the safety of earth's inhabitants and the safety of the resources that are slowly degrading population-wise.

God gave a mind to each and every human being on this earth and asked us all to use it in making the good choice in differentiating between what is right and wrong. In the struggle against the odds, we are at a crossroads of choices of balancing what is needed and we want, as a nation, as a race, and as survivalists.
In this struggle, we should choose the path of the greater good for the sake of the future before we make the ultimate disaster a reality.


Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

Amen to that Sleepless!

It seems that when one lives in absence of those external forces (like the extreme weather), one looses touch with life's vulnerability.

In sweden for example where in general, up until recently in the south, there has been really nothing to create such a reality check, people live as if they will live forever.

Sleepless In Muscat said...

Thanks SS!

Nice to have someone visit my posts from time to time :P

And you're right. It seems we live in a world where we neglect to see what we have struggled to keep over the last few years but that we don't appreciate it anymore.

Birds of a feather, I guess - eh?

PS: I sent you an invitation to 'Pens of Passion'. Did you get it?