Reflecting on our life thru others??

@kun2349 (23475)
Singapore
June 23, 2010 12:06am CST
As u are travelling on a car, bus or even train, looking out of the window, seeing the nice scenery passed u or ple at work etc.. What's going thru your mind?? WIll u be reflecting upon your own life from past till now?? OR be thinking about the future?? OR, thinking about the life for those ple out there?? Do u see flashes of your past or even future being linked to them, in any way??
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@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
25 Jun 10
huh! i feel like this one is made for me. haha yeah, coz i am always like this. whenever i see the condition of some people around me, i usually think about my own life. i can relate my life to some and to some, it just made me realize how lucky i am or how sweet it is to live in this world. sometimes those things that i have seen just become an inspiration to me, whenever i feel down and feel tired with living, when i saw other people who seems to be more miserable than my life but still living happily, it made me think that i have no right to complain at all. and when it comes to places, well whenever i am going back home, or whenever i am going to a place where i used to live in the past, or places that has something to do with my life, holding some bitter sweet memories, well well, the only thing that comes to my mind is my life and all those things that i have been through in that place including the people that i have been with. and all of those things make me smile, coz good or bad memories that i have in the past, all of them help me to become the person i am now. and i am happy for who i am now.
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@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
25 Jun 10
lol =D Really?? Seems like i've entered your mind and world once again huh?? haha =D Well, i guess it's common to ple like us?? BEcause we do only compare those not well to do ple around us, rather than those rich ones.. We dun compare on how poor we are, instead, we count ourself lucky to be able to survive well, have shelter over our heads and food on the table.. hehe YEah, places do bring bck alot of memories, whereby it's etched in our mind.. Just like the abandoned house right?? LOts of wonderful memories and 1st hand experience!! lol =D THat's right!! We need our past to bring out our present, and carry us to the future.. WIthout the past, there wont be us here now ^_^
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@annavi23 (6306)
• Philippines
25 Jun 10
yeah,even how bad things happen to us,we still have to think of it positively for all we know,more people are suffering things worse than we are facing today. we are still lucky to be on this earth to live.and it is our life that we should thank GOD for. no matter how hard trials would come,i know GOD would give us those things we can handle. it just a way of testing us,and weigh our faith and trust on HIM. no matter what the past brought us,we are in the present which is a gift to make our brighter future someday...let our past be our inspiration and make difference for tomorrow. @kun,what are you talking about the abandoned house which has wonderful memories and first hand experience?
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@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
25 Jun 10
yeah really! hehe you don't believe? haha actually reading your post remind me of the time when i join daddy in his house visits, one reason why i don't like it much to join him is because i usually get emotional whenever i saw the condition of some people around us, actually the last time i join him, he just found me crying while walking back home! haha and when he ask me why, the reason is the condition of the family that we visited that i saw, and from there i was able to reflect my life and my family's. sometimes i also use those things that i witness to console my parents when they start complaining about somethings. hehe atleast that way, we can say that we are on the positive side! hehe there's no point of comparing ourselves to rich ones coz sometimes it might just make us pity ourselves. haha but its fine to look at them as inspiration to do better and work hard. weh! leave that abandoned house alone, maybe its already a haunted house now! that's true, but its also not right to live in the past, just learn from it and move forward to the future. vi, yes you are right, God will always be there for us, He's just waiting for us to come to Him and ask for His help & guidance. God is so good and He has a lots of love for His children.
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@annavi23 (6306)
• Philippines
23 Jun 10
yes,sometimes i do... i always think of my past when i see things or people around me. reminiscing the old times,specially when i saw lovers,i do remember how it feels like when i first experienced being in love and being loved in return. things that would make me smile or cry for a while. sometimes i also see people who are living in the streets,i once wished i could stow away our house and live independently,i don't care if i live in the streets,but i'm happy i didn't do it cause i might be miserable if i do it before. i also think of my future when i see someone being successful in life.i wish i could do well also to achieve success in my life. whatever comes in our lives,we should accept it and live life to the fullest. we don't know how long we will be on this earth we're living so make the most out of it and learn to move on with our past and face the present cause it is a gift GOD has given us...
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@jennyze (7048)
• Indonesia
24 Jun 10
Ha ha ha, you had an idea being a homeless. It was good that you did not follow the urge. A friend of mine regretted his decision now that he is old, no money except for the pension and living in a small windowless room at the back of a store. Yes, we all need to be grateful.
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@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
24 Jun 10
hi annavis, yeah, seeing ple around us, do provoke some memories of us, be it sweet and bitter ones.. SOmetimes, when our life gets too stressed out, having some kind of reflection is actually good for it allows us to relax.. Reflection of our life, includes our dreams of the past.. We might regret on some things, but at the same time, we do feel glad that we din pursue everything.. haha =D BUt then again, this is life, and thus we must be daring enough to dream.. Regardless of we do it not, at least it's part of our life Jennyyze, A friend of yours really did that?? lol =D I do admire his courage though, for maybe he's tired of a normal life, and wanna experience something different? hehe
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@annavi23 (6306)
• Philippines
24 Jun 10
@jennyze, your friend had stowed away from their own family? well,we all have choices and yes,i don't have the courage to do that and i know my life would be miserable if i did that. but your friend is kinda hard and he/she has really defended to be homeless,that's not good i guess but as kun said,i guess he/she would want to live on his/her own feet.at least now,he/she knows what life is without depending to anyone. he's really courageous though! @kun, why did you put a "s" at the end of my name? yes,there are things that we have been reflecting when we used to see other people around us. i find it funny sometimes when i think of weird things for such things i see in front of me. well, whatever we see that is happening around us i think we should always know what is really our goal to achieve and no matter what we see,it doesn't change what we really believe in...
• Philippines
24 Jun 10
hi kun, Oh, what a journey it has been? Half the world is sleeping, half the world's awake half can hear their hearts beat half just hear them break I am but a traveler, in most every way Ask me what you want...to know What a journey it has been And the end is not in sight But the stars are out tonight and they're bound to guide my way Journey lyrics from Lea Salonga is the song I am thinking of every time I travel. I heard it being play on the bus when I travel for the first time without a family companion on my side. And it is really a coincidence every time i plan my next travel I heard the song all over and over again being play. Despite enjoying the beautiful scenarios along the way i felt sort of sadness because i love my place and the family whom I left behind. Surely I would miss them but have to control my emotion since I do like to test my self control most of the time. Definitely it would not be visible on my face but deep inside of my mind I am thinking of them with all of my concern and endless wishing they are safe. When I am fully assure they are safe it is then I could comfortably fall to slept.. About your question, many questions also lingers on my mind and are plenty mix up. I want fast changes as much as possible or maybe slow down for a while taking soul searching.. I may be totally unaware of the unknown but do wishful thinking they are just very optimistic future as I like to happen the way I like to be. But things are not really agreeable most of the times. Such as their are things which I like to do most of the time. But could not do because things just fall out of place or still hold many barrier on my mind which suppose to happen but things fail to cooperate. You know somehow their are things which you like to do but fail or somehow do but one fail to meet the expected outcomes is never pleasing at all.. About familiar faces or stranger people I could not be with them most of the time since I just passing by and like to make myself thinking they are just normal people like me who have family whom they are thinking to return to after their travel is over. Something to return to unlikely not a traveling aimlessly when one do not know where they are heeding for and life could be compare to it.. So do you enjoy your travel in Phuket?
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
25 Jun 10
THat song is good, and it's really suitable for ple on the travel, alone, while leaving their family members behind.. hehe Well, it's human life.. MUch as we want fast changes, but we cant adapt quickly enough to it.. And when changes comes too fast, we have got no time to stop, or be thinking for ourself, because everything we do, are more for the society than for our own.. hehe Reflections are mostly for the future, for majority of ple.. Very seldom, there are ple whom are reflecting on the past, because it's pointless to be living in the past.. However, it's the past, which bring us to the present and to the future.. haha =D IMagine with barriers we face in life, and yet we always skip it, but never really try to solve it?? HOw can we say, we have gotten out of it?? hehe
• Philippines
26 Jun 10
Yeah, and it is always a coincidence whenever i am traveling i always hear that song so it just remind me of happy moments await me in the places where i am going and then going back to my hometown after my travel is over. You know when I have a person whom i always recall their always a song that I could relate to them. Even though I never have the plan to play the song then i just open the FM radios and their is the song play again then I went to the mall then the song is the one I heard again so. Even I never see the person the lyrics of the song always remind me of the person whom I grow closer. All just happen like a coincidence so it is just a sort of reminder that person is special... Changes is constant and whatever one plan when one never reach out or move to get his/her target goal it just remain a dream.. then time flies so quick then just reflect with it during silence of solicitude one could be reminded of the failure and the success one undergo.. whatever.. the important is one know to play the games of life even not end up as a winner itself.. Barriers their are plenty..How do I wish to reduce them? Anyone could never have a chance to resolve it when one fail to experience it.. Therefore learning trial and error in life is a good things.. it gives a lot of courage and wisdom..
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@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
28 Jun 10
Ah okay, i think u have a destiny with that song.. haha =D I guess it's a kind of association, that we tend to create within ourself, to associate that someone to something, because he/she is unique to us.. as such, unknowingly, when we see or hear something familiar, right away we will be thinking about that person.. haha YEah, and that's life ^_^ As long as we live it to the fullest, we wont live to regret anything.. hehe ^_^ Barriers are plenty and the way to reduce them is by, facing them plus overcoming them ^_^ As one go along in life, defeat them one by one, even though they might keep coming in other stages of your life ^_^ And that's what makes our life fun.. haha
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@dpk262006 (56473)
• Delhi, India
5 Aug 10
If it is so, I would love to enjoy the outside scenario and won't think about anything else.
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@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
6 Aug 10
lol =D If u are able to do that, it's good for u!! Because i can never do it!! hehe
@dpk262006 (56473)
• Delhi, India
6 Aug 10
It is like it only.
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@thaMARKER (3094)
• Philippines
3 Sep 10
i think about life and that sort when i'm sitting alone somewhere i can think well. i don't ride vehicles that far on a daily basis. my office is a 5-10minute walk from my place. but i take time within my shift to just sit soemwhere and think of whatever. may it be about me and whatever ive done in the past or planning things for the future. i think about people but only those who are attached to me. i sometimes think about fiction stuff. well, you don't wanna know that part. hehehe..
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@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
7 Sep 10
haha =D Everybody has got different things going thru their mind, and it's good to think. Be it nonsensical stuffs or serious stuffs, at least, it allows one to pass time in a more meaningful way.. hehe
• Philippines
25 Jun 10
I always think of the future, and learn from the past. But this happens to me, In One Month, I figure, Maybe i happened in the Past, But I get it so Unclear, In One Week or so, there are times of a day that I keep of remembering one incident but happens in a split seconds... What is the meaning of that?
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
28 Jun 10
Maybe the past holds something important to your life?? And u cant get over it, thus u keep thinking about it?? IT kinda become a burden in u, unless u overcome it by talking about it to your friends or family.. ONce u have shared it, u will be feeling much better and comfortable too ^_^
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@amyson (3509)
• Philippines
24 Jun 10
yes as i traveling on a long way i think about my past reminishing my good and funny memories also my batch mate i thinking about how they doing now are they married and earn as much they do before.i also thinking about my future if i'l be able to be successful am i going to have my family on my own.i have many dreams which i like to come true some are impossible but we make our destiny if we work hard on it we will become successful as what others can do.i also admire those successful people who comes from rugs to riches and how they made it to the top.how they so lucky thus they inspire many people.
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@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
24 Jun 10
YEah, reflections do allow us to think about alot of things in life.. MOst will be about future, especially when one is single, or having a stable career etc.. IF not, some will be living in their past, refusing to accept reality until they come out of their own perception, rather than reflection.. hehe ^_^ Seems like everybody is thinking about the future, and i guess that's the most important aspect of our life??
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@chiyosan (30204)
• Philippines
23 Jun 10
Sometimes i do think of the past, of the future even and the current situation i am in. I think there are many things running around in our minds and we need more focus on things like we need to prioritise. most of the time though we just go on with our lives without even reflecting and thinking - we just go ahead and live our lives, we go ahead and decide without thinking further. I realize now that we do have to always step a little back to be able to get a clear view of what lies ahead of us. This way we would be able to better ourselves and our lives.
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@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
24 Jun 10
THat's right!! Having some moments, regardless of intentionally or not, to reflect on our life, is always a good thing.. For we will tend to get something out of it, learn from the past or even preparing for the future.. Sometimes, the way to get ahead in life, is to go backwards, just like what u mentioned And i fully agree with that!! haha
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@aquariand (466)
23 Jun 10
When I am travelling i look at the scenary, I also look at the towns i pass and am glad I live in a rural area as all that hustle and bustle isn't for me. i like the quite countryside where it is relaxing and hardly any people, in towns everyone seems to be rushing around and lots of crowds.
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
24 Jun 10
YEah, that's what i like too, rural areas, whereby it's much more peaceful and very much more relaxing.. haha =D Though travelling time is longer, but i dun mind that in exchange for a much relaxing pace compared to life in the city.. hehe
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