Monday, September 22, 2008

Why God allows the feeling of pain?

Life is like droplets of water sometimes.

A man went to a barbershop to have his hair cut and his beard trimmed.
As the barber began to work, they began to have a good conversation.
They talked about so many things and various subjects.
When they eventually touched on the subject of God, the barber said:
'I don't believe God exists.'

'Why do you say that?' asked the customer.
'Well, you just have to go out in the street to realize that God doesn't exist. Tell me, if God exists, would there be so many sick people? Would there be abandoned children? If God existed, there would be neither suffering nor pain. I can't imagine a loving God who would allow all of these things.'

The customer thought for a moment, but didn't respond because he didn't want to start an argument. The barber finished his job and the customer left the shop.
Just after he left the barbershop, he saw a man in the street with long, stringy, dirty hair and an untrimmed beard. He looked dirty and unkempt.

The customer turned back and entered the barber shop again and he said to the barber:
'You know what? Barbers don't exist!'
'How can you say that?' asked the surprised barber.
'I am here, and I am a barber. I just worked on you!'
'NO!' the customer exclaimed.
'Barbers don't exist because if they did, there would be no people with dirty long hair and untrimmed beards, like that man outside.'

'Ah, but barbers DO exist! That's what happens when people do not come to me.'

'Exactly!' affirmed the customer. 'That's the point! God, too, DOES exist! That's what happens when people do not go to Him and don't look to Him for help. That's why there's so much pain and sufferings in the world.'

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Flash back - Are you an emo?

Yes, we know that "emo-es" are another type of people

When you are sad and you complain about how wrong things are around you, people around you may call you an "emo".

To those who does not know the real term, it is not the abbreviation of "emotional".

E = mo squared. An overworked Einstein resorts to be an "emo"

Emo: Punk music on estrogen and a reason for boys to act like girls

I would not really explain the historical and politically correct usage of "emo", but what rather interests me is the fashion and stereotypes of people branded as "emo-es".

The word "emo" is associated with males and females who:
  • Wears tight jeans (preferably dark)
  • Have long fringes brushed to one side of the face or over one or both eyes

Emo hairstyles for guys. Never fails to attract "emo" chicks

  • Dyed black and straight hair

Emo hairstyles for girls. Into it?

  • Think rimmed glasses.

  • Yes sir! Black = Emo

    In the recent year, "emo" according to the eyes of the media, has been associated with a stereotype that includes being emotional, sensitive, shy and introverted.

    They are even sometimes compared with mental anxieties and disorders such as depression, self-injury and suicide.

    Emos hate themselves
    Goths hate everyone
    Emos want to kill themselves
    Goths want to kill everyone

    Quoted by Chelsea Lewis

    "Emo-es" are know for being sad all the time

    *Dude, I'm sad, I feel like cutting myself*

    I hope that I have at least cleared up the meaning of "emo". It is a popular trend nowadays, which may be detrimental to the society (due to the mental disorders and anxieties).

    However, if you just want to dress as one I really do hope that the above pictures and examples could be useful.

    The most common definition of the word "EMO" is....

    • When everything seems to go wrong, they will spend a lot of time unneccessarily picking about their mistakes, other people's mistakes, how the world can be a better place, how they could have changed that world, how other people can change their world, etc etc etc. The list goes on.
    Don't be a little pussy! Meow!
    • Honestly speaking, I can be an emo myself? When my results are bad or when I just wake up from the wrong side of the bed, I will just be a glum the whole entire day.
    • The best solution that I have found? Grow up! I have become matured (slightly more matured, if you think I am boasting) in my thoughts. I don't have a STD - Self Transmitted Depression. I get over things fast. Follow the Joker guys! Why so SerIouSsssSsss?
    Life may not be a joke, but why so serious?

    So fellas out there, do you think you're an emo? If so, which type are you - A fashionistic self styler as an emo punk rocker? Or a glum sour grape who moans all day long?

    You decide. As for now, I'm drinking some eno, the best solution to dissolve extra "emo-ness" left in my stomach.

    Eno : Available at your nearest pharmacist. A cure all of emo-ness