Those Little Things That Don't Belong

I got a few questions I want to ask you guys, and hopefully you can answer 'Yes' at least for one of them. So here we go. How often in a day you spend your time watching people you don't know? How often in a day you spend your time listening to conversations from people you don't know? How often in a day you spend your time reading things you don't want to read? How often in a day you spend you time asking yourself questions you don't want to answer? Oh yeah, obviously you can't answer 'Yes' to these questions, right? I was just messing with you. I happened to write that sentence spontaneously and was too lazy to delete it. Heh, please forgive me. But seriously, how often?

Normally, we're bound to do things we want to do. We don't want to give a care about things unrelated to us. But when the time comes, whether we realize it or not, we have to get involved in situations where we don't belong. And trust me, this kind of situations gives us a lot more reasons to learn and improve.

There was a day at the KTM station where everybody was bored and had to wait for the delayed train patiently. The rain had just stopped. Then, there was this guy who worked there and he diligently swept the rain water off the floor. I was there and realized that while he was sweeping the floor, everybody stared at his activity and was kind of spaced out. EVERYBODY. That included me. But of course, my eyes were more attracted by those staring eyes instead of the floor-sweeping man.

The sound of the activity echoed throughout the station. The way that man did his job seemed to have petrified every soul there and he became the centre of attention. My question at that moment was, "What are their minds thinking while watching that man sweeping?". Well, I'm sure they thought about a lot of things, and that was the beauty of it!

Every little thought that comes across our minds decides the next move we're going to take. It's like a decision. We can say that the thought is spontaneous and doesn't count a penny, but nevertheless, it's our thought. If we don't agree with it, we'll just have to think of a new one. Isn't that us? So, during that moment of 'gazeless' stare, those people including me, had come up with something to ponder which might as well lead to some events in the future. Small or big, that depends on each of us. But we did come up with something.

So my point here is very simple. Every little thing that we do or see everyday actually plays at least a small but significant, if not big and important, part of our lives. In fact, they provide a lot more options for us to consider since they aren't restricted to our wanting-for-something nature. It's simply because they are born out of nowhere and we don't even plan for them. They start from those little things that don't belong.

11 comments:

Fakhrul 'Ayour' Anour April 24, 2010 at 7:27 AM  

That small little things are what made me wiser today. Whenever I see someone has the potential to rejuvenate my creativity (even that someone is just a small little nothing... ^_^), I will make use of him/her even if I have to kryptonite them (but I will make sure they will gain their strength back la... by themselves!). Life is to short to waste such profitable moments. Heeeeee.... ^_^

Igniz April 24, 2010 at 9:33 AM  

ayour: hahahaha. you.evil.

Fakhrul 'Ayour' Anour April 25, 2010 at 1:11 AM  

Igniz: how dare u call me evil, you devil. ^_^

anak pak man April 25, 2010 at 12:08 PM  

yeah, absolutely true..
why do we stare at the sweeping man?
lack of other things to do..
it would have been great if somebody volunteered to help the guy..

Igniz April 25, 2010 at 6:15 PM  

anak pak man: haha. i think i missed that. ;P

Fakhrul 'Ayour' Anour April 25, 2010 at 8:01 PM  

Yes I agree with Anak Pak Man... ish... ish... why always we forgot to help others when what we keep thinking is helping ourself who keep thinking how to avoid being help to think that we know how to think by ourself so that is why we keep thinking of think for thinking of how thinking to think... and errr... yet no action for the thinking to blink. (*Gulp! Am I alright?)

Igniz April 26, 2010 at 8:50 AM  

ayour: hehe.

Anonymous April 27, 2010 at 8:07 PM  

i did once.. it was at KL central PUTRA LRT station if i'm not mistaken... i saw one lady... was sweeping the floor n she looked ill... then i was like 'aiyaaaa... so kesian this poor lady!!' then i went near her n i said... 'auntie2!! auntie duduk saya sapu' hahahahaha... Zaazzzsss!!! all eyes on me!! n some of them were laughing =P

Igniz April 28, 2010 at 2:46 PM  

anonymous: hahaha. because it's kinda weird for people to do that nowadays, sadly. hahaha.

p/s: the way u talk sounds like someone i know, but you don't have that trademark 'word' (if you ARE the one i assume i know). haha. :P

Anonymous April 28, 2010 at 4:31 PM  

owh! ter forgot... hahahaha!! weee~~

Igniz April 28, 2010 at 7:22 PM  

anonymous: that's more like it! hehehehehe. :P

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