Monday, July 28, 2008
Who and What?
There is this arabic proverb that says: -
unzur ma qaala wala tanzur man qaala
which means "listen to what is being said and do not look at who said it".
I first came across this proverb in my early days in the secondary school and I find it very interesting. Such a short proverb but with a very powerful meaning. From then on, I am holding to this proverb and it really makes me feel good.
Whatever is being said to me, regardless of who say it, be it my bosses (non-work related), my colleagues, my siblings or my friends, I do not really take them for good without analyzing of what they said. If it is good to me, I will apply, otherwise I just leave it. That way, I am always being myself and do something that I really want to do and most importantly, I am not doing something for the sake of others. In another aspects, I can always improve myself in a lot of areas because I am sure that people do not mind telling what they think about me. If I were to look down at certain people, I am sure that this group of people will be reluctant to give me their advice or opinion. Who knows that their advice or opinion is the best!!!