The True Meaning of Journey
Life is a journey. Sometimes the journey may be rough and we may fall to the ground and get hurt but we should always remember to stand up every time we fall. Life is about making choices in which path should we take. It is the time to choose between the two roads, the one which shall be taken and the one which shall be left untaken.
Everybody is afraid to fall and get hurt by others but that is part of life. We cannot live without being hurt and experiencing how to fall. Being a good person may be being a bad person in other people’s opinion. The good things we do today may be forgotten by tomorrow. Those are the bittersweet slices of life. Bitter because it hurts to realize that others don’t appreciate your goodness yet sweet because it feels good to do good things. My Values Education in high school said that all persons were born with goodness, so I was born with goodness within me. In my everyday life, simple things like helping the elders, helping in my classmate’s assignments, lending money to those who have empty pockets and other good doings are easily forgotten by so much people. I also feel bad whenever other people gives bad impressions about me even if what I’m doing is good. It really hurts to face on such kind of situation but it won’t stop me from doing good things.
A friend that wipes your tears during failure is much better than thousands of hands that clap on your success. Gaining success may mean gaining false friends and true enemies. There will always be person who will envy our success and will pull us down and others are like the mosquitoes. False friends are like the mosquitoes, bloodsuckers! Like the mosquitoes which are just there for the blood, they are just there as long as they can get something useful from us especially in the peak of our success. Even if that is the case, my determination to achieve for success is still nit shaken. I’ll strive for success and excellence.
Building a house will take so many days but when an earthquake comes, the house will be destructed for just a few seconds. It is always hard to build something and easy to destruct. It feels bad when someone destructed the one you build for so long hours, days, or even years. Those people who don’t know the importance of time and don’t know how to respect one’s time. Is that easily forgiven? We must forgive them and continue to build no matter what happens.
I can’t control how others will treat me, yet I have control in how I choose to treat others and that is all that mattered. Even if how many times people has forgot my good deeds, even if people are unreasonable, illogical and self-centred, even if we earn false friends and true enemies, even if I become vulnerable, even if I will continue to build in my whole life, and even if I get kicked in the teeth and I will continue what do I think is right. At the end of the day, it is never between me and them but between me and God which my main concern is to please Him in everything that I do. In addition, if I want to change the world, it must start in my own self and sooner or later it will inspire the others to change.
Growth is part of all human life. It is the thing that gives satisfaction, accomplishment and meaning in our life and it is a continuous process of developing ourselves. The decision to grow is the choice to take control of the future. It is a choice in which whatever will be the result should not be blame to other people.
I am the master of my soul and I am the captain of my life. Nobody can dictate what should and I shouldn’t do in my life. My decision to grow is my own choice and what may be the consequences will be my responsibility. This is the time to choose between the two roads. This time around, there is no turning back. I chose to make my contribution bigger than my reward. The reward doesn’t matter because it just serves as incentives, what matters here is what my contribution will touch others lives and my purpose. An example of this is participating in fun runs and joining programs which aim in helping the poor people and the environment.
Life is too short so I should enjoy life to the fullest and cherish every moment. As a student, it should be balance. There should be enjoyment and studying in the same time. Studying may be boring too so there should be enjoyment. Students like should take every activities and experiments as if it is a game so there will still fun.
Money is a good servant but a bad master. We should not let money control our mind. We all know that engineers earn a great amount of salary but even if that is true, I am not taking engineering for that reason. I don’t let the brilliance of money blinds from my own purpose. I chose this because I want to contribute to the advancement of the human society and the development of the human life.
Life is not about looking back and wishing that today is the same as yesterday. Life is about accepting, moving on, accepting the changes and looking forward to what makes you stronger and complete and that is what you call growth. As a person, I make the past as a useful thing because it is rich with experiences that are worth thinking about in new ways — and all of these valuable experiences can become raw material for creating an even bigger future.
Life is a journey. If you do not step forward, you’ll always be in the same place. Life’s true meaning is to continue to please God in every step we take in the road and not the other person around us, every conflict that we will encounter that may be cause of other people or other reasons as long as we know and do what we should do, we growing in our life.
Now that all the hoopla around “The Dark Knight Rises” has finally subsided, I thought I would express what my fair assessment of the movie was. I declare that all of this is my own judgment or interpretation, and to any ultra loyal fan out there I have just one request to make, please spare my life!!!
The title of TDKR symbolized a situation of a phoenix rising from the ashes, what with the bad name our friend had earned after his interaction with a certain Mr. Harvey Dent, and this movie was supposed to be his platform of resurrection. Well, the way the phoenix rose made me doubt the very ashes from which it rose. But then I reflected at the ashes and the face of our very familiar Mr. Joker reflected itself, which led me to a sad conclusion: The ashes were just fine. The problem rested solely with the phoenix.
To be fair to the phoenix, he deserved some more screen time. But I think we can argue in the same lines about the plethora of stars we had on display (not to mention the infinite extras). Even Bane looked like a replica of Agneepath’s Sanjay Dutt with a mask (Yeah!!I think a movie like Agneepath can also be credited with teaching a thing or two to Hollywood. Bollywood would be bustling with joy) and a loudspeaker generated voice (which was anything but menacing). Fans argue that Bane is supposed to be just a muscle man, but I thought he showed how brainy he was in the first scene of the movie (which incidentally is just one of the two really good scenes in the movie). It was a pity that his brains just stopped working after that. But as you all know, love can do strange things!!!
Coming to Bane’s love interest, I was of the idea that she too was one of the numerous fillers Nolan had used until the climax, where her actual identity is revealed. Mr. Nolan, why pray did you choose this girl to play the noir girl instead of Catwoman? I am sure if you would have made Catwoman the evil chick, nothing would have been much different. Do you realize that the audience should also be given a chance to know what’s going on? If it is a question of just introducing suspense to create “masala”, you have loads of Hollywood clichés you could have used (multiple personality etc.). I guess you just pulled out a lucky draw to decide who was going to be “The Bad”, and as relationships are truly abundant in today’s world, you made this girl the daughter of Al Ghul, with no previous hint given to us because you thought well, people are here to accept with glee any bullshit I throw at them. I am Nolan after all, is anyone really going to get out of “groupthink” and question me?
There were hoards of other characters. Michael Caine was reduced to the ever sulking Alfred reminiscent of the leading ladies of our regular “saas bahu” serials, never without a tear. I do not seriously remember what Morgan Freeman’s role was, because I do not think there was any. Gary Oldman, the ever loyal police officer, did whatever his old age could allow him to. Robin played the archetypical sidekick, and Nolan once again showed how much he cared for his audience with the cheap trick he used to introduce “Robin” to us at the end. I think we deserve better than that.
Now let us talk about the hero of the story. One could say Christian Bale was not in his best shape physically during the entire shooting, what with the enormous amount of time he spent initially locked in his house, and later in the jail (Was it a jail? A hole? What was it?). Another noticeable fact was that he was seriously short of advices and inspiration, as could be seen from the fact that everyone around him seemed to have one job, offering free advice. I have just one question to the guy in the hole who “taught” Nolan how to get out. If you knew all about how to escape from the cave, why were you holed up in their all this time? Yet another armchair thinker, are you?
The last man to be discussed needs no introduction. With movies like “Following”, “Memento” and “The Prestige” in his repertoire, he surely has hit a new low with “TDKR”. The loads of characters and Nolan’s strange decision to crowd in so many events happening meant that not one character or scene was particularly developed, which I must say was very much similar to the dozens of superhero movies that have come before it. If Nolan expects that his fan base is just confined to the “Avengers” and “Transformers” loving crowd, then I guess it is our fault that we had rated Nolan so highly.
Well, when I was just about to watch the movie, somebody had asked me what would be your reaction if the movie turns out to be a dud. I had told him that there wasn’t a chance of that. But now that it happened, I guess what you are looking at is my reaction.