星期一, 10月 10, 2005

What Do You Fear the Most?

I have been thinking about this question after coming back from my company Off Site Meeting in Malacca.

This is one the questions in a questionnaire for a wonderful activity planned by the organizers. Apparently my answer to this question is ‘NOTHING’.

We had only few minutes to complete the entire questionnaire, meaning that time is a constraint. At the moment, when I read the question, my brain started to spin (like a hard disk start looking for the answer from the sectors). After a few seconds, I decided to skip this question first because I really had no idea about the answer.

The answer could be as simple as just an insect or as deep as a life’s philosophy.
The possible answers that actually first flashed in my mind were cockroach, rat, snake, spider…

Emm… may be it could be a situation for example exam, presentation, losing trust, losing relationship, losing friends and family, death, paralyzed, no money, no woman, can’t get married, etc…
Or it could be a feeling like loneliness, darkness, depression or whatever…
Or may be it is someone who having terrible attitude, bad behavior, or personalities that you can’t stand for…

How about unknown creature?
Yourself?

Seriously, this is a super tough question!

I have been thinking and analyzing all the possible answers that I could think of after the trip, for example:

Do you fear to death? (人总会一死,或轻于鸿毛,或重于泰山If I enjoy every second in my life, if I treasure everyone in my life, if I do everything good without regret in my life, why should I fear to death?)
Do you fear if you find yourself can’t do running, climbing, cycling and swimming anymore? (If my legs are broken, I still have my pair of arms to take over my leg’s function, if I’m blind, I still can do sports with guide…)
Do you fear if you are infected by AIDS? (AIDS patients just like a normal human, sometimes they can perform better than a normal person, what do you fear about?)
Do you fear if you are poor? (Life still going on…)
Do you fear if you losing your beloved family member? (You already know they can’t be with you forever, love them as much as you can before you regret.)
Do you fear if you are a single mother? (Single mother is a great mother though…)
And so on…

What was in my mind simply 'no matter how bad the situation is, there is a way to overcome it'.

My dear, there is nothing to be feared.
Every threat is an opportunity.
There is a hidden force inside our soul,
Unleash the power when the time has come,
Stand up and fight back.

So my friend, what do you fear the most?

也许
当我们随着年龄的增长时
就会拥有越多
因为害怕失去,害怕改变
拥有越多的时候就会有越多的恐惧感

生命的每一个渡口
都处在不一样的环境
牵连着不一样的人
或许当你的生命出现了那个陪你携手到老的人时
你最大的恐惧就是失去你最爱的人
或许当你的生命出现了亲生骨肉时
你最大的恐惧就是失去你的孩子
或许当你的生命有了房子和金钱时
你最大的恐惧就是在一夜之间失去所有

或许或许。。。

大概现在我还有资格天不怕地不怕
反正也是粗命一条
天生天养
四海为家
只有这种人才能那么洒脱
而生命总该曾经潇洒走一回
一旦生命牵连了别人时
事情就不再这么简单

然而宇宙那么大
再伟大的人也还那么渺小
也许就因为我连尘埃也不及
什么恐惧也微小得不见踪影

不过还是老一句
做好自己的本份
不管对人、事、物
都给予最真诚的态度与行为
不管天下再乱
就别让生命有遗憾!

3 則留言:

Wan Lin 提到...

Just go ahead with the stuff that you think you should do when you are young and capable. Taking care of parents, loving your partner, having a strong body, reading more books, helping more people, joining healthy events, visiting new places, learning new things, praying for a better tomorrow.....

blueameba 提到...

Yes...
Life is short and the most important, VULNARABLE.

Why should i wasting my time to think 'What Do I Fear the Most?' instead of 'What Can I Do for Others?', 'What Do I Have To Do Next?'...

And...
Instead of just thinking, why don't I take the action?

Tey 提到...

生命的意義在於學習一呼一吸之間,拿得起放得下,不執著,不無故頑固,不浪費生命美妙的過程,盡本份去做一個好人。

赤裸裸出生到這個世界,也不會帶走任何東西,留下的只是回憶,就讓回憶不帶任何遺憾,能夠彌補,有時間,來得及,不管怎樣的困境,就快點去做,珍惜在世時的每一刻,沒有遺憾,也更不會有恐懼。

與大家共勉之。