Sunday, June 16, 2013
Words Can Kill

The title of the post says it all. Yes, words kill. That's why lah it's very important for all of us (yes, you and I), to think before we speak. We might not realize, we might not know yang kadang-kadang apa yang kita cakap tu boleh offend someone, buat orang tu kecik hati ke apa.

It doesn't mean that you're skinny, you can insult those who are not as skinny as you. Doesn't mean you're pretty, you can insult someone who is not as pretty as you. Doesn't mean that you get everything that you want, you can insult those yang tak mampu. Who are we to say bad things or to comment about other's appearance? Instead of insulting people, why don't we raise our hands and bersyukur instead? Tak susah kan?

Okay fine, you might don't mean what you say but does the person yang kita offend tu tau yang we don't mean it? Sometimes they might say that it's okay, it's nothing big, they know that you're not serious about what you said earlier but are you really sure that orang tu tak simpan rasa kecik hati tu dalam hati? That is it. We never know apa yang ada dalam hati orang. That's why before nak cakap or even post something online, we should fikir dulu apa consequences dia. It doesn't mean that what you post online, on the social networks for example, takkan memberi impak dekat that someone. Kadang-kadang, words on the Internet ni lah yang paling sentap sekali, yang paling pedas, because you know that orang yang you're talking about tu doesn't know your existence and doesn't know who you are. Why? Because you can always stay anonymous on the Internet.

People make mistakes, and I do too, I'm not denying it. Sometimes I don't mean to offend people tapi ter-offend jugak and bila benda tu jadi, aku akan rasa macam tak sedap hati. I'll feel very very bad. Masa tu rasa macam nak ketuk kepala sendiri for saying what I said, rasa macam nak marah diri sendiri beribu kali. There's one Malay peribahasa yang berbunyi "terlajak perahu boleh diundur, terlajak kata buruk padahnya,". There you go, we can never ever erase atau pun backspace apa yang keluar from our mouth. That's why it's important to connect your mouth to your brain so that you won't say something that might memburukkan keadaan.

Till then.


PS:
Things are quite different for Gang Tiang & I. We offend each other all the time. Literally all the time. Setiap masa, setiap kali, pantang jumpa each other. One 'mistake' and the gang will haunt you forever. Memang akan kena ejek, kena usik sampailah someone else buat another 'mistake'. Hahahahaha. Dengan diorang ni, it's different. Setiap kali aku offended, diorang akan buat aku lagi lagi offended, sampai in the end aku gelak sekali and join sekali meng-offend diri sendiri. Lol. Try asking each other question & we will answer it as sarcastic as possible. Memang perli memerli pedas tu menjadi adat resam sejak sekolah dulu. One thing about us, semua mulut tak reti nak tapis. Memang keluar segala benda secukup rasa. We're so used to being mean to each other, like really really really mean, sampai satu tahap bila salah sorang jadi baik, tak memerli, semua orang pelik. Weird but true. Well, they are my best friends after all. That's what best friends are for ;)


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