Tag Archive | Philosophy

What are you fighting for?

I look into this world and all I see is fight. Yes, that’s all I see and nothing more. Let me boil it down what I mean by fight. Fight comes in a variety of ways. There are negative and positive fights. We are all fighting for something. Some people are fighting to be rich, some are fighting to create solutions to problems, some for freedom and justice, some for education, some for land, some for peace, some for love, some for beliefs, some for fame, some for superiority, and some for the sake of fighting. Every fight is important to each fighter, that is, there is a genuine cause to fight in the fighter’s mind. To one fighter, the fight of another fighter is irrational and illogical, and vice versa.

But who is to define whose fight is genuine and rational? Is there a standard scale to measure positive and negative fights? Is there a collective fight that we should all be fighting? If there is, what is it?

I have been thinking in solitude, thinking of solutions to our fights (positive and negative ones) and I couldn’t find any. The solutions to human fights (struggles and whatnot) are beyond human comprehension. Because, human itself, is a complex being. A complex being cannot understand another complex being. The exertion to understanding human beings by philosophers has always been and will continue without any concrete answers whatsoever. Theories upon theories will pile up and as one theory tries to explore the complexity of human and understand it, it becomes void. This has always been the outcome of theories to understanding human.

Enough of philosophizing these questions asked above. So let me ask you, what are you fighting for? Or, what will you fight for? If I were to be asked what I would fight for, my answer would be: I’d fight for love. As simple as the word ‘love’ sounds, it comes with a lot of complicated things and we can philosophize about it forever. It comes with a lot of sacrifices. By love, I mean the love for all human beings regardless of their background, status, race, connections, and whatnot. Because with love there’ll be peace and harmony in the world. In the end, if you’re not fighting for something, you’re not living.

-MOAB © 2015


Choosing Peace Over Truth

 The world is not ready to accept truth as what it is. Truth has always caused violence and chaos among friends and family, and people in general. Truth hurts us so much, it cringes our bones, and makes us a good lawyer defending ourselves. For the sake of peace, we avoid saying the truth and fake a smile on our lips. For the sake of peace, we keep mute because it will hurt others. Is there a kind way of saying the truth? Maybe there is. No matter how much you try to say the truth or how carefully you choose your words not to hurt others, it will keep haunting and hurt. We tend to give truth the adjective that it does not possess. Such as: polite truth, rude truth, dirty truth, harsh truth; and the fact is that, they all hurt.

Truth is like a stain in a white cloth, it’s like the sun that can never be shut down, and if it’s gone today it will show up tomorrow. As obstinate as truth is, it often comes in varied forms. It shows up in our daily jokes with friends, it shows up as an enemy who hate us so much, it shows up in our interaction and dialogue with people; and in all facets of life. You can never run away or hide from it. Truth is indeed stubborn.

So, how can we integrate peace and truth? If truth is not prevailing, then there won’t be peace. It’s a win-win race for truth in order for peace to reign. The denial of truth is the sole cause of many problems across the globe. For if we accept truth as what it is, act upon it; then the world will be a better place. Truth is always painful; it slaps us in the face, and sometimes in an embarrassing way. But, if we welcome and accept truth as what it is, we will become someone better. Peace will be ours if we act upon the truth being told to us. Isn’t time for you to accept the truth now? The truth is glaring and obvious, and most times it needs a rethink. Accept the truth now and have peace!

-MOAB © 2013