I know, I know. It was a (very) literal translation. xD
The proper translation would be ‘He who ate chili will feel the heat.‘ (also an equivalent to ‘No one is as angry as the person who is wrong.’), but my sister and I did a very literal translation of the Malay proverb, and it kinda stuck with us. ;)
Now, I’ll have you know that this post will have several proverbs. No reason, just that I like to relate lessons I’ve learnt with proverbs. It’s the way I roll, ya’know?
Ok, that was a horrible impression. >< Hahaha
Really though. You know that one person who seems to take offense in every little thing you say or do, even if you don’t mean it directly? How about something that hits home more: you post something on Facebook/Twitter, and that relative/friend goes all barking mad, thinking that that particular post was about them. In other words, ‘shoot before asking questions’, a.k.a ASSUMING.
Yes, we all know that one (or a few!) person(s). The first few times explaining is totally cool. But when those people keep assuming that whatever you post is about them, it gets tiring to explain to them that no, my life does not revolve around you, so don’t flatter yourself. ==
So that’s when I’ll use that phrase: ‘Who eat chili, they feel spicy.’ xD
And I’ll leave it at that. Also, sometimes I make sure to add: If the shoe fits, feel free to wear it. ;)
But, as expected, they wear the shoe, but then break the heel and throw it back at me, per se. If you get my drift. ;) It gets annoying, but that’s where ‘weeding‘ needs to be done. I won’t elaborate on that use of word; you should probably already get what I mean.
And with weeding, comes the second (or third, if you count the other one up top) related proverb:
When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.
– Alexander Graham Bell
It’s what I’m trying to learn how do live my life; to not fathom too long on a closed door lest I miss the opportunity the other opened door has for me.
Don’t get me wrong though; I believe in second chances. I believe most people deserve second chances. What I’m saying, though, is that once a door closes, don’t mope in front of it for too long. Get up, walk to the newly opened one, and see what adventure it has in store for you.
And if you happen to cross paths with something/someone from your previously closed door, hey, who knows? Perhaps second chances are in order.
Just remember that a closed door isn’t the end. A whole new future awaits within the alternate open door. You may come across old acquaintances, but then again, that’s up to you if you want to let a bit of the past coincide with your future, eh?
On another (completely different ) note… you may have guessed from my post that perhaps today wasn’t the best day for me. There were good and bads, yes, and as Noah said in The Wedding, ‘could be better, but then again, could be worse, too.’
I was covering an event tonight. It was a long one, and I was getting bored. I just looked around here and there, and as I looked towards the sky, I saw something glittering fall from the sky. It took me a second to realise what it was: A SHOOTING STAR! =D I spared a quick glance around the rest of the audience and realized that no one had so much as noticed it.
Immediately upon realizing it, I turned to the side, closed my eyes, and wished hard. Music was blaring in the background but I tried as hard as I could to concentrate. I felt a wee bit more contented when I opened my eyes.
I guess I’m hoping that it’s some sort of sign of better things to come and/or that things will look up soon. And I know some of you don’t believe in wishing on stars (because you’d be a few million lightyears late.. and that the star is dead… like your dreams. O.o =/ =3 HAHAHAHA xD ), but it doesn’t hurt to wish, no? ;)