Friday, March 30, 2007

Uncertainty Breeds Fear, Knowledge Kills it

Gee, I just spent 30 minutes listening to students complain about their fellow project mate. Each time I assured them that I understood their circumstance perfectly, the male student would launch into a new tirade regarding his frustrations.

I guess each of us possesses our own set of problems and frustrations. Only the ones closest to our hearts have the 'privilege' of being exposed to them, or being the primary punching bag. Is that a boon or a bane, I wonder? How many of us are logical and rational sufficiently to reflect retrospectively upon each angry outburst, each upset exchange or each hurtful word uttered?

After all, we are humans, not computers.


Blogger Luna said...

Humans should learn from us dogs =) unconditional love with lots of wet kisses & licks. One moment we fight, and the next playing together or sleep next to each other.

And most importantly, learn how to RELAX..... ahhhhh... zzzz

9:23 AM  
Blogger jellybeano said...

Hmm, not sure about the licking part though. Hee hee. But yeah! doggies don't bear grudges. Maybe having short term memory is good. Heh.

9:38 AM  
Blogger chern san said...

There are 2 types of people in this world - 'thinkers' and 'feelers'.

Thinkers are not affected by hurtful words, not emotional, etc. Feelers on the other hand are what you have described - "reflect retrospectively", not too good in work context, coz it hinders productivity and you sink deeper and deeper just thinking about it.

10:32 PM  
Blogger jellybeano said...

How sad. To succeed in the work context, we have to possess a heart of stone.

1:06 AM  
Blogger chern san said...

Not true, not true. You just have to strike a balance. I have learnt the hard way, both work and personal life.

1:21 AM  
Blogger musette said...

Cut yourself some slack, girl. As much as we want to be rational and logical all the times, that CAN'T ALWAYS be the case.

Besides I don't think someone who is 100% rational and logical is much fun to be with. Imagine hanging out with the computers? *shudders*

2:43 PM  

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