Friday, June 15, 2007

Hesitation

Few weeks ago I was numbing in front of the TV and what u know I’ve heard something interesting (for me at least) it is about on of the ministers of Belgium and that minister was in Spain to give a lecture in on of the universities (as I remember) and on his way there he saw a child drowning in the river so he jumped in the water and saved the child. U may say and what is so special about that? Well first of all he is a minister of a country who saved a child in another country but the most interesting thing is that being a minister u must be surrounded by body guards so the fact that he acted on his own not asking any of his body guards to save the child well that is something big (at least in my opinion) what I really admired about him is not his bravery (and he is brave) or his kindness (and he is kind) but rather what he believes in, u may wonder “and how is the world do u know what he believes in?” and that is a fair question since I don’t know his name or even what minister he is (and I apologize for that) well it is quite obvious that he valued the human life very much to act with no hesitation not so ever to save the child since many people may say “I would have saved the child if I was there” and there is no doubt about it but to act at that specific time with determination and no hesitation at all is what really matters.

Well u might be wondering now what made me talk about such old news? Well as I’ve heard this news I realized how connected this incident with my previous post and I decided to write a post about that but due to the fact that my Internet connection went dead on me AGAIN so I’ve forgot that until this morning where I was in my bed looking at the window so I noticed a little spider just standing there so I didn’t give much attention to it but I was waiting for a fly that was bugging me to stand still some where in order to kill it and after a while the fly paused few centimeters away from the spider and as soon the fly landed the spider jumped on it I was like WOW so I came near to them in order to observe from closer view and the fly started to struggle but the spider hold its ground and started to rap his web around the fly and in few seconds he was dragging it to his place so I stood there amazed by the way the spider caught the fly since as far as I know spiders build webs and the insects falls in them and that is how they feed but to see a spider hunt and insect on the fly well that is new for me. I started to think about the spider and the fly for a while (yes indeed I have nothing else to do) and how the spider saw the fly and decided to attack in a split of a second so after I got over my crush on the mighty spider I remembered the news about the minister and the child that I’ve heard few weeks ago.

Now back to the subject at hand I won’t be explaining how can the spider act like that cause we r not in Animal planet episode about insects but I’d rather discuss the actions of the minister of Belgium since I think it is more relevant to the subject. Now what made his eminence the minister act like that and how can he act with no hesitation not so ever while it is a matter of high importance since his life would be on stake. What allowed him to act like that while he can simply order one of his bodyguards to do that task for him while he remains safe and sound why didn’t he thought of that or may be to send for help which will also ensure his safety? Well the answer for that is that he simply couldn’t afford to think about it while the life of the child is on the stake he did what he did without thinking for him it must be just a common sense, u see a child drowning then u have to save him it doesn’t matter weather u r a minister or a common citizen. He didn’t ask anyone to go for help because there was no time for thinking it was time for actions so apparently for him the life of the child is way more important than his and that he had agreed to that fact long time ago that when the time for testing his beliefs has come he did what he had to without any hesitation. I believe that a lot of people have experienced that not knowing how and why they’ve acted in certain situation and a very popular example of such people is parents so if u have experienced parenting then u already know what I’m talking about since for a parent (at least normal parents) the safety of their child is their top priority and that was planted in them the minute they saw their new born child’s face so if something happens that may endanger their child u’ll find them acting without hesitation moving in lighting speed to save their child.

It is apparent that believing in something and being committed to it to the outmost level makes people act dauntlessly and resolutely so how can we reach such a level of commitment to what we believe in that there will be no doubt in our minds not so ever? How can we assure that we won’t chicken up or hesitate in our actions?

I remember an old Japanese saying that goes like “when u walk just walk, when u sit just sit but what ever u do don’t wobble”. I’ve talked in my previous post about how we should determine the code that we live by in order to specify what is important to us and simply writing it down and trying to remember it all the time in order not to deviate from the path we decided to take but unfortunately just having your own bushido and writing it down is not enough since we have to absorb it in our mind and soul in order to carry own our bushido in our daily life no matter what, in our happiest hours and darkest ones with no compromises or delusions since it is dangerous to accept compromises in our principles and even more dangerous when we r deluded in our way of life. So we have to determine our bushido being truly honest to ourselves as an example if I say that making money is the most important thing to me of all, then I have to think it over for a bit making sure that it is what I said it is putting all other things in one side of the scale and putting making money in the other and see am I willing to sacrifice all the other things for the sake of making big money and if I found myself willing to do so then I should work with no hesitation to achieve my goal. So the most important thing is to be convinced of your bushido it is not something that u could borrow from someone it is your own unique bushido so if u r not convince 1000% of your decision then how can u expect to act accordingly with no hesitation.
In other words u have to be honest to yourself when u r about to determine your bushido since if u don’t do that there is no point in limiting yourself to a code to live by in the first place.

42 comments:

aNarki-13 said...

excellent post :)
i haven't seen a spider act like that either (except maybe on tv)

if you have faith/conviction in what you do, and have prepared yourself for it, then indeed when the time comes it'll be easier to do..

this also makes me think of a question:
"why do we -arabs/iraqis- hold such little value to others' lives?"

why do we have so few charities and do so little charity work compared to other people?

i know many who would say:
"hah, charity is for people who have too much stuff and nothing to do and are بطرانين" i can't remember the exact english word for it..

but at the same time these people would go on thinking they are true Muslims and will go to heaven just for being Muslims etc etc.
that is, nobody wants to DO good, they just WANT good for themselves.

thank you for this excellent post :) sorry bout your net connection, keep them coming!

David said...

This is a very interesting post! I admire and respect the minister from Belgium. I wish more people had the courage to act as he did to save that child! If I had seen the child drowning, I am certain that I would have tried my best to save the child. When I was a teen, I did a lot of swimming, and even took some lifesaving classes. So that situation would not really be a danger to my life. I can imagine some things that would really make me hesitate though. Would I run into a burning building to try and save a child? That is a tough question. I know how dangerous a building on fire can be. It could fall down, or the smoke could make you pass out. I think that I would have to be there, in that situation, before I could decide.

Last week, I took action in a small way. We had a bad storm with high winds. A lot of tree branches were torn off and fell into the streets. Near where I live, a small tree fell onto the road and was blocking one of the two lanes. I was watching cars slow down as they saw the fallen tree and then slowly drive around it. It was nearly nightfall, and I was concerned that in the dark a car might hit the tree at full speed before the driver could see it, or maybe the driver would panic at the last second and crash off to the side of the road. So, I parked my car and walked back to the road. The tree was about six inches wide at the base and about 15 feet tall. It was pretty heavy, but I managed to drag it out of the road. It gave me a feeling of satisfaction that I might have helped someone avoid an accident. No driver on that road will ever know what I did, but that's ok.

I like to watch insects and spiders too. :) Here we have lots of spiders that hunt rather than spin webs. Some of the most interesting are called jumping spiders. They literally can jump many times their own body length. They have fat bodies and very short legs. They have two very big eyes that look forward, giving them binocular vision. They raise and lower their heads when they look around. Its really neat to watch them. I watch them and they turn and watch me. :) Sometimes I think they are actually intelligent! They are the only spiders that I don't mind at all if they walk on my skin. I never worry that they will bite me. They are like cute tiny hairy dogs. :) I have read up on them. They are the most successful group of spiders, having the most species and the widest distribution around the world. I am sure that some of them live in Iraq. Maybe you saw one.

Kyubai said...

Anarki : thank u for your kind words… and it is not like Iraqis do not value the human life it is just that many Iraqis do not think of what really matters and that they value their lives more and that is about normal it is not something that u may find only in Iraq it is just more obvious in Iraq.

David: I’m very glad that I may consider myself a friend (if u may consider me a friend to u) to a person like u. What u’ve done by moving the tree off the road is a very noble act and even if -as u’ve said- the drivers won’t know of your doing yet that won’t change the fact that u’ve saved lives by simply being considerate so thank u for being a human being and may God bless u…
About the spider thing the one I talked about in my post is a small light brown spider, it has short legs and it is kinda hairy. Actually the one I talked about is still living near my window since I’ve restrained any activities that may cause it any harm so the next time I see it I’ll try to take a picture of it and may be put it in my blog…;D

David said...

Kyubai, I am happy to consider you as my friend and fellow human being. :)

I would like to see a picture of your spider!

aNarki-13 said...

:D
waiting for a pic of that spider too :)

and God bless you David for your act of kindness..

Kyubai and David: you know what caught my attention a while back?

the story of that man from New York who jumped in front of an incoming subway train to save a total stranger who had an epileptic seizure and fell on the rails.

the guy jumped to save him, but since it was too late, he covered the stranger with his body as they lay there between the tracks, the train passing two inches over them.

i don't know if i would have done the same. i really dont.

some might say he is crazy and everything. i say he has a crazy amount of respect for human life.

aNarki-13 said...

oh and they both came out safe :D

David said...

Hi Anarki :)

I remember hearing about that subway rescue, but I never got all the details. So, I looked up an article:

http://news.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=15462007

The rescuer said he knew that the 12 inch deep ditch between the tracks should be deep enough for the train to pass over them. This man, with a special knowledge of subway track construction was in the right place, at the right time, to save the man who fell. Still, I think he was amazingly brave! He had to leave his two little girls on the platform too. Its an incredible story!

It seems to me that there should be some sort of safety device to prevent anyone from falling onto the subway tracks. Maybe some sort of gated fence that opens only after the train stops, or a glass wall with sliding doors that match up with the train doors.

aNarki-13 said...

EXACTLY!
and not just ill people can fall there, i mean, the suction from the incoming train is strong, and i know there is a safety distance, but crowds and moving locomotives do not mix very well..
also it would reduce the number of intentional jumpers:
maybe a plexiglass screen or sorts?

Caesar of Pentra said...

Konnichi wa, Kyubai! Did you feel sorry for the Japs when they were eliminated from the asian chapionship, or you don't like football in the first place? Do you know much about SHINTO? I know that Shinto doesn't ban illegal sex issues

David said...

Hey Kyubai, how are you doing? How about a new post to tell your friends what's up? :) If you are a soccer fan, then congratulations!!

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