Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Standing Out from the Crowd

Everyday I board the MRT, I cannot help but notice how packed it is. But more importantly, I can't help but notice how small I am in this world.

The MRT is filled with people dressed in their office wear, all geared up to go to work. Some of them look confident. Others look tired.

When I look out of the MRT, there are blocks and blocks of HDB flats. Each block probably containing close around 1000 residents. And I am but an insignificant person living in one of those flats.

It makes me wonder how different I am from each of these individuals. How do I make myself stand out from the crowd? Am I a better person compared to the person standing next to me? How do I differentiate myself from all the other people around me? In short, what are the skills and experience I need to acquire to ensure that I stand out from the rest of the crowd?

Of course, there are the days when I just can't be bothered and resign myself to fate that there are probably zillions of people who are much better than me in every aspect. And perhaps, I should just be contented to live my quiet and peaceful life... Not to seek fame and fortune but to live a quiet and happy life with my family.


  1. Stop comparing?


  2. Everyone is unique.
    One only has to discover one's "uniqueness" and one shall be happy about knowing it.

  3. Hi FF,

    I am faced with the same questions too. But I stumble when I ask myself:

    Why do I need to stand out?


  4. Everyone is indeed unique. But I guess we all have to ask ourselves what makes us different? What makes us a better person than the other guy or girl standing next to you? Guess it is a quest of trying to better oneself over the years.

    Perhaps the best gauge is to see whether you are a better person every single day.


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