Friday, June 22, 2012

Random Rant

Kon'nichiwa min'na!

Okay guys, so I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted a blog… But, I’ve been busy writing exams, and haven’t had time to watch any new series or play any new games. But exams are now over so I’m hoping to update a whole lot more. Anyway, I wrote this rant this morning after my exam, here it is word for word as I wrote it this morning.

It’s 10:00 a.m. I’m sitting in my exam hall writing my last exam for the midyear. Well, actually I finished about half an hour ago, and I’m waiting now to leave at 11:30.

As I was sitting here, folding paper hearts and colouring my exam paper in with a highlighter, I had one of those “conversations with a friend” in my head. Now, in this conversation in my head, my friend didn’t know something about another student all because he didn’t take the time to listen. Please excuse me as I rant for the next few minutes.

As I was having this conversation in my head, a thought came to me, a thought within a thought if you will. One of societies greatest problems, and threat to its existence, in my opinion is the fact that nobody listens to anyone intently enough to what that person has to say for it to have any significant impact on their life. It starts at home, children do not listen to their parents, and more importantly, parents do not listen to their children. After that it spreads like wildfire. Grownups do not listen to authority figures in the workplace, and vice versa. The worst though in my opinion is that the worlds Governments and leaders do not listen to the people of the country they are tasked with over-seeing.

If any of you reading this have watched the news over the past year, you will have noticed that a few things have happened. Osama bin Laden for one, has been killed by the American Government in a covert operation. Al Qaeda is dissipating and the world is a better place. But what of the leaders of Egypt, Hosni Mubarak, and Libya, Muammar Gaddafi? These dictators have been ousted killed and removed from power. Why, you may ask? Because the people of their countries were not satisfied with the cruel and inhumane treatment they were receiving. If Egypt’s, and the other countries facing these challenges, governments had taken the time to listen to its people, the people would not have turned on them resulting in these leaders dying and/or being removed from the positions they held.

The world would be a better place if everyone could just stop what they are doing and ask someone, “Hey, how are you doing?” and then taking the time to listen to what that person has to say. A kind word and an open ear could just be what somebody needs to stop them from doing something they would regret. I am guilty of not doing this though; I don’t ask enough people if they are okay, I am a selfish human. The population is selfish, and something we should all learn is selflessness. With more people willing to listen, there would be less to shout about.

Well, it is 10:26 now, our teacher has told us that we can leave at 11:00 if everyone is finished, I hope they hurry up. I also hope you took the time to read what I had to say, and please, if you can, listen to someone in need.

[Edit] We ended up leaving the exam hall at 10:30. LOL.


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