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When Will I Learn?

Letting go of the past is one of the hardest things to do in my opinion. I think the passage of time can heal mistakes, but what I’m talking about is getting rid of the past in a quick and efficient manner, or as some would put it, be present.

I would commit a mistake, a rather costly one, but definitely not life or death, and I can’t function for a while. It is expected, but why not be present at all times?

The irony is that it has happened a lot to me lately (I’m on an error streak, lol!) and I always have this mini-breakdown afterwards.

I think if one believes that everything happens for the best, he can get over the past quickly, that’s a useful belief to have. 😉

If everybody was paid 5,000 JD/month to NOT work…

Who would still be working? What does that mean? Is it reasonable to ask such a question in the first place?

Yet Another Life is Good Award Post

Tagged by Samar, thanks for that… 🙂

1. If you blog anonymously, are you happy doing this? If you aren’t anonymous, do you wish you started out anonymously, so that you could be anonymous now?

Some people think they know me, but in reality, I could be Clark Kent, writing thoughts under the pen name Ehab.

A couple of my close friends know about the blog but probably don’t read it. And that’s why they’ll never find out my secret identity when I reveal it to all of you.

2. Describe an incident that shows your inner stubborn side.

I like to think I’m not stubborn, but then everybody thinks that.

3. What do you see when you really look at yourself in the mirror?

I see a man I try to cheer up.

4. What is your favourite summer cold drink?

You can’t beat an ice-cold tingling jolt of Pepsi, you know that fizzy sensation of a newly opened bottle in the back of your throat, how do you beat that? How can anyone not like Pepsi, other than for health reasons?

5. When you take time for yourself, what do you do?

Surf the internet mainly, read something, go out with my friends, your typical stuff.

6. Is there something that you still want to accomplish in your life?

Sure there is, this never stops. I’m still young, so yeah, there is plenty to accomplish in my life. I’m looking forward, actually.

7. When you attended school, were you the class clown, the class overachiever, the shy person, or always ditching?

I was the typical top-of-the-class guy.

8. If you close your eyes and want to visualize a very poignant moment in your life, what would you see?

Can’t think of any right now.

9. Is it easy for you to share your true self in your blog, or are you more comfortable writing posts about other people and events?

Check it here.

10. If you had the choice to sit down and read a book or talk on the phone, which would you do and why?

Do I have to answer read a book? That seems like the trendy answer right now ;), but I would say neither, I don’t have the mood to read books or talk on the phone anymore.

Confidence Shaken

I previously got my confidence from previous successes, having hit a major bump a while back, how do I get my confidence back? Where do all those confident people get their confidence from?

I guess I’m not as resilient as I once thought, or maybe I’m just inexperienced in life.

Online vs. Offline Personas…

When I blog or comment on other’s blogs, I feel my online persona is a mere extension of my offline persona, which is expected, of course. But when I first started the blog, I thought I might be able to express myself purely, all my faults and eccentricities included, just let it all out. What I came to learn however, is that a bloggers’ community is much like an offline community where assumptions and judgments are subconsciously made, I know that because I myself have certain assumptions on certain people, certain expectations about how they look like or how they behave.

I fear I may have been molded by that thought in my head, even though most readers probably aren’t concerned by my behavior. Anonymous bloggers probably don’t have that problem, or maybe they do, I don’t know.

What do you think?

I Wonder…

When people grow older, do they stop asking big questions?

Is it merely a phase in a young person’s life that they grow out of? Or is it that adult life’s preoccupations take the mind away from such questions?

Painter Doctors, The Link Now Works

I was told in the previous post that the link to my friend’s Facebook page was dead, so I fixed it. Check him out. He’s supposedly trying to get to 111 likes by the end of 11/1/11!

I liked the concept of this painting, his first using acrylic paint.

The “ghost flower” (also “Indian pipe” or “Monotropa uniflora”) is white and does not contain chlorophyll so it relies on a a symbiotic relationship with a fungus to live. It doesn’t glow in the dark though . . .