Different Circumstances=Different Decisions

People make choices. Oftentimes, the decisions that people make are determined by the different circumstances that they are under.

My lived experiences and others’ life stories have REALLY made me look at the limits of human capacities differently; whether or not the saying, such as if we can dream it we can achieve it, is just an unrealistically brainwashing mechanism that we deploy when we are immaturely innocent as citizens of this world, who are with a certain amount of privileges.

Not too long, I heard a statement on subject of being humble, made by a famous Canadian gossip blogger, Elaine Lui, of which made a big impression on me. In Elaine’s opinion, people, who are told and taught to be humble, are usually the ones that come from privileged backgrounds. Those, who are at the bottom of the social and financial hierarchies, who have to serve tea and wash others’ linens, don’t have the time to be occupied with manners; in particular, with the idea of being humble, because they have mouths to feed and are simply doing their job.

People, who do not come from a resourceful family, have a better understanding of the true reality from a young age. Hence why many of them examine the world through a pair of realist lenses, and hence why though they are aspired to greatness; however, they do not set their bar way too high to begin with. They refrain from tossing saying, such as if we can dream it we can achieve it, around so casually, because, in their own lives, they have known and are fully well aware of the limitations of human capacities.


Published by Robbie's Blog

I am a third-culture person who's navigating his way around Hong Kong and beyond. Come join me on this rollercoaster ride.

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