Wednesday, February 06, 2008

"identity"


how would you want to define ur self?
more importantly, how can u define ur self?
what are the options that were given in our life?
most of the people i meet, ask for my name, my age, my job ..
sometimes .. its my hobbies, my car, my house ...
if we try to go broader here .. you will be defined for
your skin color, your race, your religion .. your political views ...ect

im starting to feel that each person have turned into a checked application.
you fill in the right boxes, and when your done .. you decide if you want to keep that form or not .. and if u need to be incontact with that form again ..
you will have to register it under a number .. or an electronic address.

maybe im not making sense.. but the image im seeing in my head is harsh cold! humans have lost their sense of touch. rarely do you see them welcome eachother with open arms, and a smile.

somehow we have managed with time, money and power to dehumanise people, turned them into forms and lines - territories, materials and positions .. no one cares how your feeling, who you really are from the inside. your surrounded with people but at the same time, deep inside you know your a stranger and alone. for that loss .. people are hating and killing eachother.

Our prophet Mohammed (pbuh) was the only prophet who did not need to make miracles for people to believe in him and his message, he himself was his own miracle.. the holybook (Quraan) he came with, and his heart .. his miracle human heart managed to show people how to live together .. but more importantly .. how to be at peace and love one another.

just a very long bit tangled thought :)
wish everyone is well!

10 comments:

G.Q. said...

Very deep thought and makes u think twice of things already around us.

Just be who u really are.

do0da said...

Its not that bad, yes some people have lost site of that side of humanity but not all of them which is why im thankfull for all the hugs and kisses i get from me friends and family ( the real ones not the mandatory traditional ones )

personally i dont care much bout the list of what most ppl ask but if i do ask them its only to get a conversation going but i usually try and avoid such routine questions unless the other person brings the topic up

As for the feeling part, even the little who do ask n care most of them get no answers so i wouldnt be surprised if we see less and less of that

Its not hard to fix all this, my baby cousins love hugs and i demand a hug from them every time i see them :P they grow up like that and maybe things will be different

All in all we just need another hippie phase to balance this world out =P


as for the war and fighting

"So long as there are men, there will be wars."
-Albert Einstein

Fashionated said...

the sad thing is that without labels ppl don't know how to deal with each other..are u male/female, single/married, gay/straight etc..ur no longer a person, ur a combination of traits and if they can't label u they can't deal with u

..::Amu::.. said...

Wow makes one think really deep!

Atinzad said...

the way i see it there are levels of identifying with a person. it first starts of with the "animalistic", if there is such a word, traits of a person i.e. male, female, age etc.
then we go a bit deeper i.e nationality, ethnicity etc then skills, job... and the levels go on and on.. religion, belief system. but we can go so far. to know the person you have to have a story, interaction, personality etc To go further with knowing the person... you have to know their soul.. and this relation with the soul no other person can identify then the person him/herself.

we are traits, that is true.. but you have to disect into a million little traits to get a better picture, higher "resolution", dots per pixle.

And thus we have to make the best effort to increase the traits of a person and not just look at the high layer but go deep.


No one can get the clearest picture except for one.

Marzouq said...

The way I see things is simple, the only way I really get to know a person is through the experiences with them and that is life. That is how you are molded with your family and friends, through experiences... work is work so they only have to know certain things!

Reem said...

WOW !!

that was deep .. but also it would be fair to say that its a bit Pessimistic dont u think

Not all people r like that .. n people do smile n hug .. We do, ur friends do

il-dinya still feeha khair =) smile n it will smile back inshalla :* miss ya in bundles

Bombay Bombshell said...

Very deep and well written..

Maze said...

great post girl...ur right but there are still people who have the human touch...

No3iK said...

*g.q:
`3baaaaaaaaaaar! ..
bs i agree :)

*doda:
you do live in "la la land"
so i would agree with u on that as well .. no generalizing .. just a broad image .. also i hate u ;p

*fashionated:
exactly .. for u to deal with me i need to be labled .. thats just not right.

*amu:
good thoughts inshallah :)

*atinzad:
just like always .. ur once intelectual .. always well written .. and i must say i admire how u think :)
i agree with everything u said.

*maaz:
ur right when its work .. ofcourse u need to know all of that. . but when in meeting people ..just people .. it becomes very mechanic.

*reem:
7bebty i know aldinya feha khair and all of that ..
bs hl khair kilmala o e9er less .. lil asaf :( im not pessimistic im a realist.
:*** and love u btw.

*bombay:
thank u :)

*maze:
ofcourse there are, thats why im still here ;p