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.

4 comments:

  1. Stop comparing?

    http://createwealth8888.blogspot.com/2009/10/learning-to-overcome-jealousy-and-live.html

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

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  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?

    Z

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  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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