6 Aug 2005

CONVICTIONS

'Do you have convictions?' A friend of mine asked me this morning while chatting over coffee. Interesting question! I went round and round in circles trying to answer. From east to west. Improvising. Improvising.

Indeed everyone has convictions, that is absolutely normal. However, the rigidity and the amount of convictions one have are what's important. It, no doubt, indicate how open a person is. Furthermore, how the person reached this convictions is another element we should pay attention to.

The plupart of our convictions is based on hearing not testing and tasting. We heard it, liked how it sounded, saw everyone around doing and repeating it, so we follow. A yawning epidemic effect that circulates. Follow the majority because they just can't be wrong. Well, in most cases, especially recently, the majority is screwed. Why? Because it is a majority of a water buffalo rushing aimlessly towards a direction that they dont see. Their only assurance that they are in going in the right direction stems from being in a group. Being with the majority. Not being alone.

Of course, religion teaching will sneak in accentuate the importance of the jama'a. Indeed true. But which jama'a? For sure a thinking one not an ignorant horde.

4 Comments:

Blogger gishar said...

hi , every one have one . good luck .

8/06/2005 05:50:00 pm  
Blogger Eve said...

Well said gishar, that's what I think too

8/06/2005 08:22:00 pm  
Blogger haal said...

Just one!

8/06/2005 09:29:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

best regards, nice info
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11/20/2006 06:31:00 pm  

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