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.