Moving on

I'm moving on 
Leaving behind the pain and scars 
Making a fresh a new start 
Taking the reins 
Playing the games 
In this world of fame 
I will not forget my aims 
We might meet again 
But I won't be the same
and you'll have lost your chance 
All your efforts will be in vain 
Because now I'm truly moving on

Hypocrisy – the new truth

Haven’t we heard the saying practice what you preach far too many times in our lifetime? Yet, is it what we do? Do we actually do what we tell others to do? Most of us would answer No. So doesn’t that make us all hypocrites at some points in our lives?

Accept it or not, we all think we are better than the next person and we all believe that it gives us the right to correct or preach to other people. But what we don’t bother doing is correcting ourselves, we don’t bother looking in the mirror before unleashing our full fledged criticism on others.

How many times have you talked to someone and said, “oh, you know, so-and-so, she’s such a gossip or she’s such a miser” but have you considered that what you are doing right at that moment by telling another person about someone is also gossip? Have you considered how you would react if you lost a huge amount of your money? Wouldn’t you be a miser after that too?

So dear friends, a piece of advice firstly to myself and to all of you is to first make sure you are doing what you tell others to do and a better advice would be that if you have nothing good to say, then keep silent.

Money: the oxygen of life

In Harry potter, Dumbledore once said: “As much money and life as you could want! The two things most human beings would choose above all – the trouble is, humans do have a knack of choosing precisely those things that are worst for them.”

 This statement is the perfect way to describe what humans are all about. No matter how good, or pious or religious we are, there will always be one thing that we can never let go of; money.  

Most of us claim to believe in God and death and paradise and hell, and we even believe that we can’t take the money that we have in this life to the next, yet, we try to hoard as much money as we can. There are also people  that show just how foolish they are by creating lavish graves for themselves complete with a music system and chandeliers (seriously?!).

Most of us also hold true to the belief that everything is in God’s hand and that we will receive our due because God is just in all aspects. Yet when we lose money, we go on to behave like it’s the end if the world. Where is our belief in God then? 

There may be times when we lend money to people or give charity, but in time we start feeling arrogant and proud of ourselves and many a times we make the person we gave money to, feel humiliated by reminding them of our favor. These are the times that we forget that the money we have is also from God and it was God who wanted you to give the money to that person. We forget that nothing lasts forever, and in this world, where money slips from our hands like water, we spend our whole lives chasing it not caring about who we hurt.

From the old to the middle aged to the young, no one is safe from the traps of money. Yes, there are a selected few that actually don’t care about money but I have yet to meet one of them and when I do, I want to know exactly what they do in order to save themselves and that’s exactly what I will do. Till then, I ask God to save us from the evil of money.  

 

World as we know it –

Walking through the halls of high schools is quite similar to walking through a battle field… you are never quite sure what you will find lying around the bend… everyone seems to be thinner, taller, blonder, prettier, and tanner than you… they all seem to be having the time of their lives despite the educational setting… they all seem to have the most friends and the most people to say hello to walking through the halls. Well, life isn’t what it seems. Most of those people just surround themselves with others because they are too deathly scared to be alone. They are so scared that they aren’t really friends, they just pretend… because without those people they would be nothing. They hurt just like you do. They notice the imperfections in their own faces as well even though your eyes cannot see them. They notice how the girl next to them is taller and thinner… even though you don’t. Maybe sometimes it’s what you don’t see that makes you more alike than you’ll ever know.

Have you ever felt like this? Have you ever known some, Taller, thinner, prettier girl, just to realize that she has the same insecurities as you do. We all are alike in many ways that we don’t know yet and it’s cause we all have a sense of vulnerability, we all have hopes and dreams, but we also have fears and things that we hurt us. This quote reminded me of a song I had learned in Year 5 and this is how it goes:

It’s a world of laughter, a world of tears,

It’s a world of hopes and a world of fears

There’s so much that we share,
It is time we’re aware.
It’s a small small world.

It’s a small world after all,
It’s a small world after all,
There’s so much that we share,
It is time we’re aware.
It’s a small small world.

There is just one moon and a golden sun,
And a smile means friendship to everyone,
Though the mountains divide,
And the oceans are wide,
It’s a small small world.

It’s a small world after all,
It’s a small world after all,
There’s so much that we share,
It is time we’re aware.
It’s a small small world.

Break

Hi Bloggers!

I know my 14 day long absence is one of the signs of being a really bad blogger, but honestly, I just couldn’t get myself to type anything. Also, since it was the last ten days of Ramadan and then Eid, I didn’t have a second to spare. Now you might think that I may have a lot to tell you, but honestly I don’t. I really have nothing going on in my life that is good enough to write about. Although there is something I could write about, but then I’d sound like a whiner, because all I can think of in the past few days is how suffocating and constricting Kuwait is.

I feel trapped. Like someone is suffocating me, closing access to my windpipe. I can literally feel it. I don’t know whats wrong with this place. Literally. I wanna go someplace natural. Someplace where I can see the bright clear, blue sky and taste the sweetness of the river water. Someplace where no one would find me to teach yet again how to act in front of someone, or what to say to someone or what to wear, or what to feel. I swear; people even tell me how to feel! Its frustrating, everyday, plastering the most fakey-genuine smile you’ve got when I want to really do is cry. Yes! I want to cry! I want to cry because its my will! I want to cry because that’s how I feel at the moment, I don’t feel happy. I don’t feel all flowers and rainbows! Don’t they get it????

I think I feel a little better now, writing it out. It was a mistake to stay away from blogging. I think its kinda my therapy. Ha, and I thought breaks left you feeling refreshed, but this one just made me wanna crawl into a hole and die. Ok, maybe not that bad, but you can understand the intensity of how screwed up I feel.

Laters Bloggers x

 

The Silhouettes Project

So this is the first time I’ve tried clicking silhouettes and since its my first time, they aren’t exactly perfect since I’m still learning how to use Photoshop to make the background white. Would love to hear your opinions about the pictures 🙂

Best friends forever – Myth or Fact?

I’m sure at some point in our lives we all may have come across that one person in our lives whom we think will be our BestFriend Forever aka BFF. We make promises to grow old as bff’s, share all our secrets with each other and stick by each other through thick and thin. We all make these promises to our best friends but do we really stay as BFFs throughout our life?

Generally most of us meet our bff’s in high school and as a teen who hasn’t really seen much of the world, we promise to stay friends forever. But do we really keep this promise once we graduate and go our different ways in life? When we go away to different universities and colleges, we promise each other to keep in touch through the endless means of communication offered to us, but somewhere it just isn’t the same as being there with the person. The messages and tweets go from 50 a day to barely 2 or 3. Meanwhile we all find new people who fit our interests better or are more involved in our everyday lives than our best friends, and slowly the once do strong connection that we had slowly starts to just fade.

Although one may feel sad about this, we have to accept that it is a natural part of life and we all go through it since we as people are constantly changing. There aren’t 5 years of our life that are the same as the next or the previous 5 years of our life. We are constantly gaining new knowledge and this reshapes our thinking and personalities and the people we know are going through the same changes too. This is why a person who once we thought as our best friend might someday end up being replaced by someone else.

In my life up till now I’ve probably had 5 best friends but they all at some point in my life changed and went away and this is why i’m very careful before calling someone my best friend and even if I do, I accept from the beginning the fact that they might someday not actually be my Best friend forever.