Ouch – Brain hurts

// November 24th, 2006 // Blog

I'm mentally drained and i have a pounding headache.

This blog is a lot more work than i anticipated. It seems the moment you stick your neck out, someone is all too ready to take a swipe at it.

Anyway, no point feeling sorry for myself! I'm sure i have no right to. It's all part and parcel of the journey that is life.

I think i will take a few days off from the blogging scene. I become far too absorbed in the discourse and forget about all the work waiting for me in the “real world”.

Just one little gripe before i go though…

I don't expect people to agree with me, but is it really too much to expect them to listen and not talk over my comments, as though i never said them? What's the point of explaining yourself only for the other person to ignore all your major points and put their own words in your mouth? It has happened a few times with different people over the last week and it's making me wonder what the point of this wonderful invention called the internet is if no-one knows how to communicate!

Blogging spoils people. Us bloggers are the center of attention in our own little Blog-worlds. When we travel around other blogs we remain in the same mind-bubble mentality, expecting everyone to agree with us unconditionally. I don't like it.

I'd rather see each person's blog as their home on the internet. The resident just happens to leave their door open for passing visitors to pop by, look around the place and maybe stay for a chat.

When you visit someone's home you don't blast the door down, trail your muddy boots across their clean floors, criticize the decor whilst shouting obscenities at your host because they offered you the wrong type of biscuits.

“BOURBONS?!! I HATE @£%^ BOURBONS!!! WHERE ARE THE %$%& CUSTARD CREAMS YOU *$^^% &*^&@ ?!?!”

No, not quite.

The relationship between guest and host should be one of honour and respect. The guest is polite and the host accomodating. Even if the two parties do not agree they remain dignified and part on good terms.

I suppose i will have to lead by example. I talk the talk but can i… er.. talk, the – talk?

Anyway, you know what i mean. I hope i can manage it, inshā’Allāh.

Best wishes all [and behave yourselves while i'm away!]

2 Responses to “Ouch – Brain hurts”

  1. Daniel says:

    Love the new layout! Hope you have a great break! Your comments about respecting the host reflect my own!

    In a way, debates between believers and non-believers are unproductive because both inhabit entirely different worlds. Neither side is ever going to convince the other so why become stressed?

    Let’s simply agree to differ, pass the cheese and wine, and we’ll all be friends, I reckon!

  2. iMuslim says:

    In a way, debates between believers and non-believers are unproductive because both inhabit entirely different worlds.

    I agree with you there, Daniel. Our minds do inhabit different worlds it seems. However we do share the same Earth and that’s the problem according to some.

    The quicker we colonize other planets the better… hehe.

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