Saturday, August 21, 2010

it's weekend!

As Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus said it, "Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears". As my old way of thinking (which I had only modified little) too much about things that saddened me, way too much that even a small issue could somehow swell exponentially, threw me into the deep cold hole of depression, I hate to see anyone experiencing it too although according to studies, every one in six people shall be affected by this disorder (mind you, 50% goes undiagnosed).

This trend of writing poems so filled with negative energies and unnecessary melancholy is really bugging me. I don't think we need yet another aggravating factor to raise the statistics mental disorders and comorbidities. Did I jump to the end to quickly? Aight, I'll provide their pathophysiologies. The sequence of events starts from i.:
i. Poet feels mad.
ii. Poet writes poems to so-called 'channel out' his negative emotions.
iii. Poet feels somewhat relieved, but as he writes, his emotions once again spiked as he reads his own unfinished poem, once again drawing relations between his poem and the source of his problems.
iv. Reader reads.
v. Reader feels mad or sad too, perhaps he's trying to put himself in the poet's shoes. In other word, empathy.
vi. Reader draws relations between the poem to his own problems or whatever.
v. Reader feels more mad or sad.
vi. Reader wants someone to share his sadness or anger, not to mention gaining some cheap publicity and attention from it.
vii. Reader writes his own poem, not to mention, obviously omitting the artistic values the original poet implemented in the first poem. Perhaps he feels flattered reading his self-claimed masterpiece.
viii. Zahirah reads.
ix. Zahirah has this thought in her mind, "What a fucked up world this person is making himself to think he is stuck in and he has no idea how ridiculous he sounds".
x. This cycle goes on and on and finally the reader loses control of his own emotions, especially when there are so many Facebook users who apparently has undiagnosed obsessive compulsive disorder of clicking on the 'Like' button in Fb (Zahirah et. al) unconsciously encouraging this habit.
xi. The reader is now at a higher risk of developing so many disorders.

But then a few people shall argue with this idea by saying, "It's freedom of speech era now". Believe that bullcrap if you'd like to, it's your life anyway, but let's be serious now. Everything needs to be in moderation. You can think of the problems that you're having, but unless it can bring you to a solution, then don't think about them for too long. It rots your mind. You can find so many things to be out of your own definition of normal and complain about them, but if you can't solve them or maybe try to change the way things are, then keep those words and thoughts to yourself. If you'd like to be outspoken, think of its consequences, in both short and long runs. If that brings you good more than its opposite, then go on. Or else, shut that hole on the inferior region of your face.

Rasulullah berkata yang bermaksud, "Sesiapa yang banyak bercakap banyaklah kesalahannya, sesiapa yang banyak kesalahannya banyaklah dosanya, api nerakalah yang layak untuk dirinya." (Hadis riwayat Baihaqi).

That explains. This serves as a reminder to me too, since I am quite talkative and lately, I have badmouthed quite much... Astaghfirullah. How badmouthing had killed so many relationships. But oh well, let us all try to work our way in becoming a better person. We'll try, we'll try, insya Allah.

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