Tuesday, September 24, 2013

It Consists Inconsistency

At times when I can’t write anything, I back read my older blog posts and other notes that I wrote.  And more often than not, I find seemingly contradicting statements. It could be that I was looking at the same thing differently. Or it could be that I improved my way of thinking that’s why there’s a change. Or maybe, I’m just being inconsistent.

You should not be worrying about consistency if you have strong convictions and foundation of character. But the same reason makes it more difficult to determine your personal inconsistency since it will just be a product for the lack of the two and noticing it is even harder.

But there are the usual suspects. I’m sure I have these moments myself. Like those who associate themselves with people who achieve something. They look for something in common between them and the winners trying to ride on their laurels while doing nothing.  But if a person of the same identification as theirs will do something humiliating, they are the first one to defend their selves by disassociating the person from what he did and from what group they might both came from.  Suddenly it’s not about the person’s roots, educational background, family, color, gender or any other major belonging you can think of about human beings.

But if it’s recognition that another person achieves, even if it’s as trivial as having the same brand of underwear will be used to link themselves to them.  And I am trying to change this behavior by remembering who I am, where I came from and who I was with before I try to do something, not after I did it. Or more so when it’s the other people who did something which is great and I didn’t. Or you can simplify it by thinking that every human being is capable to do things that the other person can, given the normal conditions and situations.  I said normal because there are people who are special. Those who can do something better at one thing than any of us but certainly have weaknesses in the other department. Just the usual.

Here's another common example. There are those who are against stereotyping and discrimination. They usually are the “fighter” type of person who always seemed ready to stand up for the small ones.  Unfortunately, some of them also are guilty of having these ready stereotypes on others just by the stuffs people do, have, wear, listen, read, watch or write. Sure, there are things that really are not good to do or to have. But there are reasons why people do some things not merely to enjoy it. Maybe to learn or to explore. But we will not know easily for sure. But we won’t touch on those since this is about consistency.  It’s about being consistent against discrimination and knowing that stereotypes are not always right and therefore inconsistent themselves.  And I am guilty of this also.
During these times, there are many confused people.  They really don't know what they want and what they believe in so they get easily persuaded by the opinions of others. Others have deep reason on what they stand for. But those who just follow don’t have. So they jump from one borrowed opinion to another. So there goes the consistency out of the window
And for sure, in the next months or years, or maybe just later today, I will sound differently from what I do now.  I hope that it’s because that I learned and becomes better and not the usual consistently inconsistent me.

1 comment:

  1. Those who can easily be persuaded by opinions of others... I call them sponge!

    I can relate to this. Nice post... well written!



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