Mainstream. Why is it such a bad thing? Let me tell you why.
Those who are still green in this course called life, those who still havent been able to figure out why he/she was born and those who havent got a clue of what role he/she is supposed to play in today’s fucked up world, tends to go along with the current flow. The thing is, the stream that are currently flowing doesnt always guarantee clean waters. If sewage waters were flowing down the stream, or even blood or urine, these little dandelions will never know because they just go with the flow. They didnt think. They would think that it’s okay to like Justin Bieber, it’s okay to adore K-pop so much and it’s cool to just go to school, get a degree, work, retires and dies without bringing any significant change in this fucking fucked up world because they do not know any better. They do not have a stand. Their own stand!
Mainstream is bad. They keep you deep inside the box that not a single bit of inspiration would come into your silly little mind to even imagine about outside world. Outside world of the box. Where infinite possibilities, wisdom and knowledge lies. That’s where dreams are made of. From a single idea that was derivated from an integral of infinite possibilities. That’s where passion lies! They keep you inside this fucking box they called life, and they limited your dreams. When people asked what’s your dream, you keep confusing it with your occupational desire instead because money has fucked up your brain. “My dream is to be an engineer” “I wanna be a businessman” “I wanna be a doctor”
Maybe, just maybe you really are passionate enough to have set your occupation as your dream. Maybe you would and could make a change. That is, if you are made with an engineers in you. But not all of us are born with the ability of an engineers, businessmen and doctors! People are different! Have you look at our skin colours? They’re not all alike. Did you know each people have different, unique own DNA? Everyone have their own abilities. Not everyone is born to be professionals. So stop treating everyone equally.
Of course. I know. People could try their very best to be what they wanna be. Okay. Try to imagine this for a minute. A goldfish. If a goldfish were put in the middle of the desert with a high expectation from people for it to carry bags and goods on its back to get across the desert like camel does, can the goldfish do it? Maybe even for a million years of practice, there will only be tiny, tiny possibility for it to do a camel’s job. Why? Because it is a goldfish. It needs water to swim. Only in water could a goldfish show off its beautiful wavy fins and bright colourful skin.
The box that they put you in was so subtle and fine that you would not even notice that it’s a box. You would think that “Everybody is doing it, so I should do it too right? It’s the right thing to do. It’s the only thing to do”. Guess what? No it’s not the only thing to do! Go to school and college then work, retires and dies. Is that what life is all about? To do nothing but following the system that has been made up? No. Life is more beautiful than that.
What if your son is another Leonardo Da Vinci, waiting to be explored by the world. The only thing keeping him from making arts and mesmerize the whole world with a few strokes in a blank canvas is because you sent him to do an accounting degree. The Da Vinci in him was never triggered because you failed to see that in him. If you failed, it doesnt help him to get to know himself better. He needs to know himself. From knowing, comes understanding and once he does understands who he really is and what he is capable of, he will be himself. He will test his abilities to its maximum potential while living life happily doing things that he is best at.
Sometimes, it is up to each individuals. Figure out who you are. Find the correct source of information to know what you wanna know. Go dig and read more. Find your inner peace. Smile. Be happy. Dont just go with the flow. Think. You’re much more than this. Than all of this. Do think. And act. Even I havent figured out myself yet but I’m getting there. Slowly. Step by step. Maybe I’ll get there later. Or not. We shall see.
In a nutshell, religion. All you need is have faith in your religion and its teaching. No matter how you look at it, Islam is the only answer. For me. I can explain all of Islam’s ways that really makes sense to prepare us for life. This life. This fragile, tiring, full of surprises, finite thing called life.
Finite, because believe it or not, life ends. For all of us ✌