Archive for March, 2011

Thinking Aloud: On Negativity

by Jordan Gaviran Habbiling on Saturday, 26 February 2011 at 17:57

Maximum tolerance is the name of the game. When you can’t stand something but you can’t do anything about it as well, then you better strengthen your tolerance level and never put your guards down. When all means are exhausted just to make amends but to no avail, then you’ll be damned if you let external negativity get to your system. The best thing to do is to ignore and let things slip without losing your cool. Aggression may just worsen the situation. Unpleasantness may get in the way here and there, but at the end of the day, it’s how you handle situations that counts. You may either reciprocate your adversaries’ barbarism or face them with grace and poise.


It’s not possible to like everybody, nor is it possible to please everybody. But when spitefulness strikes and is aimed at you, put on your shield but never attempt to strike back. There are a lot of things to think about in life, and getting even is not worth the time. Retribution has its own hand, and nature will find its way to put things and people to their places. Just smile heartily and the goodness will get reciprocated.


Cheers, people! Life is good.


I’ve heard many stories about people miraculously surviving from an accident or from a seriously fatal disease. Doctors proclaim that the patient won’t last long or that he will live like a vegetable when he survives. But surprisingly he gains back his strength and lives long.


People say it’s a miracle, but sometimes i wonder, what if it’s just a faulty medical verdict? While I don’t question any divine intervention as a source of the patient’s full recovery, I am open to the idea that doctors’ medical opinions regarding the finality of the patient’s chance of survival is not absolute and can therefore be contested by the fact that the patient has survived/recovered. There might be some scientific or empirical explanation that is not yet within the reach of research and medical tests.


But then again, faith is one major component of an individual in all his struggles in life. And so I say, it does not matter whether it’s a miracle made happen by a divine intervention or a faulty medical verdict. We can never find the answer.