Saturday, September 8, 2007


The solo guitar comes in. You’re not prepared for what come next. BAM. It hits you. Listen to the words. I mean really listen too the words. Not just hum to the tune. Listen. So you think u can tell heaven from hell? Do really think u can? I wonder. Weirdly enough this questions hits half way base. Watching a man united game and the score is tied 0-0. Wait there he goes. He shoots….. HE SCORES!! Wonder what would have happened if he hadn’t?

Song in question is of course by my favorite band, Pink Floyd. Wish You Were Here. Listen to it. Think about what he is singing about. Listen to the bass. I mean really listen. What pops up in your mind the minute you here the first question. If u don’t have the song, just imagine someone asking you to spot the obvious differences between heaven and hell. But honestly is there a difference? Is there truly a difference between mount Everest and mount Kinabalu? I mean they are both mountains for Christ sake.

Why does mankind imagine differences and that shun those who are different from what is referred to as the norm of society? Why the colour is black associated with bad and the colour white associated with good? Why is it that we think of different ways to look at things when quite frankly everything is the same? Why is it that everyone insist that we are different and unique when we all come from the same all mighty?

Thing is we as man kind are afraid of differences. Try something new. Like instead of going with the norm of your workplace, try something different. Instead of wearing the colour blue all the time why not try the colour pink? Oh pinstripes instead of polka dots? Granted the management might want to send you on the next trained too crazy town but hey its u we are talking about not the rest of the world. So what the heck someone calls you a fool. It’s their problem not yours.

So what’s the true difference u can make? Remember the guy that score in that man u game? What if he hadn’t? There would be no beer parties no cause of celebration. Similar the opposition would have nothing too commiserate over. One goal had all that many things to change. Then we have politics where every vote counts. One vote and the political party in control can change. And that vote could be you.

How does all this fit in differences? Simply because that is what’s different. There is so many ways describing it yet so little too talk about. So how do we talk about it? Simple. It’s abundant all around us. Through music, racism and political debates. So now what do we do about it? Nothing. We just realize that there is little difference but also embrace the fact that we can make a difference. Make sense? Thought so. =P

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