Of life and advice
You can have 100 people telling you that the sky is blue, but it may take the 101 to make you actually turn to it and appreciate it.
The one who inspired me to write this quote does not understand it so I tried to explain to her in simple words. So for those who do not understand this 30 words quote you can read the examples I gave below. Hohohoho :
Cth 1: Kalau mak ckp kat anak dia.. Engkau ni nakal la hai.. Mesti bdk tu mcm, mak ak ni suka sgt membebel. Sikit2 xkena. Sikit2 xkena. 10 thn mak dia tegur dan bersabar. 10 thn tu jg la dia x faham. Tp bila dah besar, jumpa kawan yg dia start jd rapat. Dah kenal spend masa banyak2. Tertiba satu hari kawan dia ckp: engkau ni boleh tahan nakal jg kan? Tiba2 dia terhenti: dan tanya.. Laaa yeke? Kot mana nakal tu?. Masa tu baru dia nak belajar faham...
Cth 2: kalau kita ad masalah.. Kita mcm blurrr nak buat ap dlm hidup. Cth lepas spm. Xtahu nak blajar ap, pastu ad la kakak kita cthnya dtg ckp alaaa cuba fikir ap yg kau suka. Semua benda pun susah, tp kalau kau suka insha Allah kau akan buat yg terbaiik. Dipendekkan cerita, si adik xleh appreciate pon ap yg kakaknya tu ckp. Tup2 satu hari dia balik da ckp dgn bahagia pd kakak dia: wehhh td ak g career talk ni, jumpa Mr X. Ak rasa ak nak jd arkitek la. Ak suka! Dia kata kalau ak buat ap yg ak suka, boleh cekal j tempuh cabaran! *si kakak leeehhhhh ak ckp minggu lepas ko xnak dgr*
Begitu lah resam manusia, nasihat didengar hanya bila dia bersedia. Jiwa atau masa. Mungkin jg menanti org tertentu. Kata2 dr kwn2 x sama manisnya di telinga dgn kata2 dr Yasmin Mogahed atau Nouman Ali. Walaupun mungkin nasihat yg dia bg masih sama. Hehehhehehe
The point that I was trying to highlight was simple, human.. being human. We just have this tendency to actually pick an choose what we want to listen, what we want to understand, and even what we want to act upon. Sometimes, skeptically, we shut our ears and eyes (and ultimately hearts) to advise from somebody that we just have an ill heart towards- regardless for whatever reason, just ill.
N.B: That friend was not the only one who made me wrote this quote, so many people I met even myself, made me ponder upon this fact. So yeah, I wrote it as a reflection and a statement of this realization of human psychology and attitude- of which I had realized long time ago and still doing it myself at times.