Between Dream Big and 'Que Sera Sera'
There is a song that might be familiar for some of us. It's about someone who asks her loved ones and being told to appreciate live as it is. Even her parent can't say if she would become a pretty lady! :) What do you think about that song if you relate it with your lives now? I personally think that there's no such advice like the song in reality. The fact is, we constantly have to strive for many things all of our lives; strive to get good marks/ achievements in school, strive to get good jobs/positions, strive to maintain relationships, etc. There is no easy life for people who want success.
Although the universal standard would define "success" as having certain (tangible) things in life, like money, position, and fame, I think that's not always the case. Of course we can dream big, but we shall remember that there is always a higher sky above us. Sometimes success means you feel content of what you have, and happy for who you are. Not what you wish to be, or what others wish you to be. For example: I want to become a doctor when I was a little kid. The reality is I wasn't born for that, and I am terrified of blood and dead corps. So I found out other things that I was good at (and satisfy my curiosity simply by watching "Grey's Anatomy" on TV) and live to the fullest.
If we have to choose between Mother Teresa and Elvis, which one do you think was more successful?
No matter how uneasy life is, especially if you compare it with others (and it's really easy to envy), let's find the source that makes us happy. We shall treasure and nurture it. Like a quote that said, "It ain't over till the fat lady sings", it is the end that matters.
PS. Nuala, your explanations had helped me to improve my English a lot. I'd never get enough of your tips. By the way, I'm still wondering about "melting pot". Thanks for sharing your holiday pics with us; they are hilarious! Tick office... :) About GWK, it's an abbreviation of this cultural park: Garuda Wisnu Kencana. It's devoted to Hindu god, Wisnu (Vishnu or god of wisdom). Garuda is a mythical bird and Vishnu's companion (our national symbol is also Garuda), Kencana could mean gold or carriage. I'm not really sure which one is it, since the statue isn't done yet. The plan is to make a 150 meter statue of Vishnu riding Garuda, and put it above this massive entertainment area. However, the statue is still in its pieces now because of the unresolved controversy about it.
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