Thursday, November 13, 2008

karma chameleon

popularity is one of the most sought up things in this world: next to power, money, love, sex and pleasure. most of us will do everything and i mean EVERYTHING just to achieve it. well, just like everything that is hard to possess, popularity requires the will, determination, hardwork, skills, charisma, talent and sometimes even good opportunity in order to own it. but not all of us are blessed with the whole package, thus, there are those who overtake others, regradless if it will cost the other party a lot. as machievelli said it, man is innately evil: and this was confirmed later on by social darwinist with the line, the survival of the fittest.


but pulling up the humanistic me, i feel that human beings are not innately evil rather they are just push by the situation. but don't get me wrong. this rationale will never serve as a justification to the action that has been done or being done. i just felt the need to raise it up for us to understand the other side of the coin.


the other day, a friend sent me a message regarding a person who was bashing another friend through email threads. the person, who was sending this message created a dummy email and hid him/herself anonymously. although the details of the message were not that clear, i still felt bad for him. probably because i know, my friend doesn't have any means to defend himself since he doesn't even know who this person is.


i wanted to advise him to just ignore the person because i figured, reacting will just ignite the spark into fire: and casting a fight will just make him stoop down lower than his level. but then i realized, where is "fighting for your right? line i used to say?


there is a great wall of china between criticism and being cynical - or arguing for the sake of arguing. if someone wants to create and send out a constructive criticism, atleast, one should open up a venue from which the thoughts of idea will be free flowing, not the type of set up that is one way.

i have also heard that this person is not only bashing a specific individual.but also sending out emails about random people. well, from that, you can already tell that this person is buying popularity.

the thing with many people, and i will not exclude myself from this, is that a part of their attention and interest are usually tied with prying another person's life. but aside from the one previously mentioned, one should always be reminded that there is also a thick line between killing time and killing a person: and the latter is something that we usually miss to consider--- karma chamelion.



*sorry, hindi ko lang talaga maintindihan kung bakit madami pa ring papampam. hahaha.

13 comments:

Chyng said...

first honor na naman ako dito!

well, i follow different rules sa ganian. minsan "dont tolerate intolerance." Dapat makatapat sila, lalo na pag maniacs. Pero minsan follow the Garbage Truck Law. Dont let others dump their anger, frustrations to you. Iwan mo lang..

Wandering Wonder Bra said...

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Wandering Wonder Bra said...

magpopost ako about sa mga pampam heheh

Bino/Geno said...

Ganun talaga. At least meron may interest sa kanya. In a bad way nga lang. Magsasawa din yun.

RONeiluke, RN said...

ano ba naman yun? magpakilala kaya xa ng makita niya! hahaha! may nabalitaan nga akong mga ganyan...minsan sisiraan ka sa mismong site nila...tsk tsk...

ang dami talagang mediocres sa mundo! hahaha!

Yj said...

i feel sorry for your friend.... nakakainis talaga na wala kang magawa dahil walang mukha ang kalaban mo. same thing is happening to a friend if mine. may gumawa ng friendster acct na gamit ang name at pictures niya. this person is making my friend look like a slut.... napabura na niya dati yung acct sa mga friendster moderators pero gumawa ulit ng bago.... nagagawa nga naman ng inggit... tell your friend na magsasawa din yun... and right, makakarma pati.....

gillboard said...

attention seekers, pasaway talaga yang mga yan.best thing to do is to just ignore them. magsasawa din yan pag walang pumansin sa kanya.

Will Shady said...

I know Bob Marley's lyrics in one of his songs says, "Fight for you right." But I think it's ridiculous for someone to send that type of e-mail. I'd ignore it myself. Some people just wanna create drama I guess.

~Kinesics said...

I did a post a while back...

The Garbage Truck Law and there's a quote attached to it:

"Have compassion for everyone you meet,even if they don't want it.What appears bad manners, an ill temper or cynicismis always a sign of things no ears have heard,no eyes have seen.You do not know what wars are going on down there where the spirit meetsthe bone."

:)

smile there, Wanderer :)

~kinesics

Niel Camhalla said...

Reading the post and the comments, let me summarize the three options...

1. Fight back.
2. Let it be.
3. Change for the better.

The 3rd comes from me. If there is smoke, there is fire. There must be a little (at least) truth from his detractors. Maybe he can improve himself. He can always take a criticism constructively even if it was dished out destructively. If they have nothing bad to say, maybe they will shut up.

bulitas said...

what an ass-that anonymous bashing person is.

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