"I think he didn't do such a good job."
"He's the worst guy i've ever met."
"I hate him."
"I have problems with him."
These are everyday comments you see about people. Unfortunately, in my course, they're all directed towards one person. Me.
Yes, you're not deaf, you're not delusional, and you're not hearing thin air. Well, not everyone agrees with my complicated working styles, the way i speak. That even caused someone to defer her course because of me.
Well, before everyone thinks i'm the worst person, well, maybe it isn't too late to look deeper into ourselves. Nobody is perfect, everyone has an equal number of flaws with themselves, we always say that we will try to change it, and, yes, we do, but not as much as we'd thought as well as what others expect.
Truth is, we're a demanding lot these days.
Speaking of which, this reminded me of something a good friend of mine, where we'd share a passion for a lot of things, ideologies, you name it, you have it. The main difference is that while he is accepted by almost everyone, i'm only accepted well by, let's say, three-quarters of the people who accepts him.
To all the 'dissidents' who has been baulking me with endless criticism, as well as hatred, in front of me or even behind my back, maybe this should clear up your minds.
" I am the one who shapes my destiny. I refuse to let a piece of paper shape it for me.”
Edison wasn’t a straight A+ student, neither was Bill Gates or Richard Branson. What they did have, was an unwavering faith in themselves, and a belief that they could be all that they wanted to be regardless of what others thought of them. Even if their teachers called them dyslexic, even if the people around them thought that they were retards.
What makes us any different?
So are we going to give up, to lose faith in ourselves just because a piece of paper tells us that we aren’t perfect? Are we going to let tiny, printed alphabets on a piece of paper determine our ultimate value as humans?
Always remember that every single one of us is special and talented in our very own ways. Our little unique traits that make us who we are. Those are the things that give us value. What’s important is that we never stop developing our unique talents, and never, ever, compromise on being what we want to be."
Posted from Keefe Chan (keefechan.wordpress.com)
In short, although problems arise, in the end, we'll come together as one. So, my plea is simple, discard the past, instill optimism of the future.