Friday, March 6, 2009

The Art of Comparison

Being depressed about... her life in general, ShinYin wrote an entry in her Friendster blog. I'd like to share it with you people here...

there was this person in Hell, let’s call the person X.
so, X was living a relatively happy life.
there were happy days, sad days,
and recently, many stressful ones.
but it’s okay.
coz X believed that the days will past.
and there will be sunshine after the rain.
and X was glad of the life X had.
Life could not have been better.
then one day.
X met Y.
Y was someone from heaven.
so, Y was talking bout how perfect and wonderful life is.
Y was having the best time of Y’s life.
that was when X realized that X had been living in hell all this while.
and X craves to go to heaven.
and Y continues talking bout the fun and happiness.
and X wonder, why did Y have to tell X?
why did Y had to torture X that way??
-the end-

"The End", it says... but it is not the ending. The story is not complete. The complete story goes like this:

X continued to be very unhappy.

He kept thinking why he had to suffer like this, while Y can live a good life.

This thought troubled him by day, haunt him by night.

But then one day, X met Z.

Z was someone from the Earth.

Z was not a happy person.

He complained to X that his life sucks.

He had to go to work everyday, get a tiny weensy bit of salary in order to survive.

His boss treated him like a slave; his colleagues back-stabbed him.

Only to be retrenched due to recession.

Now that he was jobless and penny-less, his wife left him and ran away with another man.

His son got into drugs and his under age daughter got pregnant.

He was helpless and didn't know what to do.

That was when X realized that he had been living in heaven all this while.

And Z continued to nag about his troubles and problems.

X was sympathetic.

And at the same time glad, and contented about his life.


Now that's the ending. The moral of the story? Choose the right person to compare with and try not to make yourself feel miserable. =)


confessions of a medical student said...

loved the new ending! we should co-write stories together!! =)

the picture very nice leh.. dark, my type =)

confessions of a medical student said...

on second thought, life on Earth is worst than hell? hehe... then ppl on Earth should compare with where? =P

thE gEOgrAphicAlly blind said...

yeah well... ppl in m'sia can compare with ppl from indonesia... ppl in indonesia can compare with ppl from afghanistan... ya know... sth like tat...

confessions of a medical student said...

are you saying life in indonesia is bad??
my indonesia friend, he's like damn rich and enjoying his life.... travelling here and there...

erm, do you think there'll be a day we'll just stop comparing?

Lollipop said...

wow shinloo, i'm impressed!!

thE gEOgrAphicAlly blind said...

well all i'm saying is... try to look at people less fortunate than you... e.g. when u think u're not pretty, try looking at those handicapped ppl... no offence to them but... i'm just saying ppl should appreciate what they have, not mourn over what they don't...

confessions of a medical student said...

i get what you mean... but thinking of the handicapped to make oneself feel better... a bit evil leh.. =P besides, some of the handicapped are very pretty.... hehe..

p/s: btw, X is a she, but i tried not to avoid using pronouns... hehe..

confessions of a medical student said...

*tried to avoid

thE gEOgrAphicAlly blind said...

evil or not... it depends on how your thinking thread goes... anyway i noticed you tried to avoid using pronouns but it just sounded weird... so i just assume it to be he... but i believe using "he" is universal...