KD-ADS: Expanding Horizons

Cos thinking should never be stagnant...

Thursday, March 24, 2005

An update about nothing

It's been quite some time, but I've nothing to add. It's not that life has not presented me with new issues to face, but rather that I find very little meaning to vocalise the thoughts circulating my head.

Which really leads to the basic question most of us have in our minds: What do we wish to attain by telling us about our inner problems, desires, fears and aspirations? Psychology and philosophy has provided the answers to our enquiry, but we are just as aware that in truth, there's nothing highly profitable to be gained. Most issues are still dealt with on an individual basis and much of the strength an person employs against his/her challenges are sourced from his/herself.

I don't know what makes a person stronger, be it s/he relying on his/her own self-will and determination or relying on the hopes and support of others, though I am inclined to believe the latter. Man is a social animal, and very few can struggle against the world alone. Even for those who challenge the world by themselves, still count on the support of an entity besides themselves, sometimes bordering on an imaginery or dead person.

What then comes most surprising for me, is how sometimes this daily fact can be viciously ignored at our own peril. I've come to the honest recognition that most of the problems in life are overcomed through the mass support of others and not neceessarily the lone individual. There are some exceptions but they are rare and marginal which doesn't suffice in extenuating the fact that most of us go through the troubles of life only due to the help of someone or several others.

I think most of us have yet to recognise that ideal. And that's why it has become an imperative to always tell others about our fears, wants, hopes and dreams. Cos people do count on each other, even if they are unforseeable.

Monday, March 14, 2005


Initially, I had intended to write an entry regarding a specific issue I am facing right now. However, I soon came to realise that it wasn't just one specific crisis in my life, but an interlinked of multiple crisises which all have their own existence and validation. I was engulfed in a series of thoughts which have been inspired from this tribulation and it has struck me that there remains one fundamental holistic identification out of all the entire mess.

In life, we are faced with several difficulties, all of which have their varying effects and lessons. However, these difficulties also become our most creative portions of our existence, for we start to pick apart our history, values and experiences, confronting our own meanings of life, which is a rare activity. We do not ever imagine that our cognitive abilities are at their best, when we have to run our thoughts with current situations which are typically too intense and emotional-draining, so we are always fighting our unconscious mental processes that try to make sense of our turbulent world. We start to then exercise our conceptions and beliefs about life and the meaning of our very existence because we wonder how life has been unjust and cruel on us, and try to adjust the imbalance to achieve a meaningful and coherent structure in our lives.

Tribulations is defined as "an experience that tests one's endurance, patience, or faith". It's also essential to our makeup as a human being, no sane human could ever live life with the fullest satisfaction or happiness, and we would be scared to meet someone who never has to encounter or deal with a personal situation that begs to question their fundamental beliefs in life. We then sought to express our own findings (either through writing, art, religion, speech and etc) which only displays the core anxiety and suffering but yet never elaborative enough to explain the intricate elements and contingencies. When despair sets in, it's when we are killing ourselves to extract a fulfilling meaning that can applease our crisis.

Saturday, March 05, 2005

Should this be cause for concern?

I am too lazy to blog a lengthy entry for now, but I thought this interesting article should provoke some discussion. It's kind of a follow-up to my previous post.

You're a Pain, but let's get Married Anyway

The heading is probably too strong, but it doesn't detract from the findings adduced.

Update: My thoughts ( from the comments page)