This is a rant. I know I am making general statements here but it can't be helped. Siapa yang makan cili, dia yang rasa pedas (literally means whoever ate chili will feel hot; figuratively means that the wrongdoer will feel remorse or unease).
It never ceased to amaze me how self-centered and self-absorbed some people are. These people believe that the whole world revolves around them and that people should worship the ground they walk on.
These same people are usually shallow too. Seeking external acknowledgement and affirmation. They compare notes to see who is better in everything – career, relationship, etc. They need to know that they are better and ahead of the competition.
In addition, they strive to live up to society's expectation of what is good and acceptable. Trying to attain the common definition of successful which ultimately is empty and unfulfilling.
Pretending to be kind and virtuous but are actually petty and narrow-minded. Putting up a brave front yet cowering inside that they will lose it all one day. Attempt to stay optimistic that their hollow dream is reachable yet knowing deep down that it all for the wrong reasons.
And unfailingly failing to realize it is the substance and not the form that matters.
Having read spot’s recent post, which he borrowed a few ideas from Scalzi, I would like to add a few.
My definition of poor is not material though.
Being poor is believing life is an illusion and yet choose to create more falsehood and keep up appearances.
Being poor is not trusting anyone and being afraid of your own shadow.
Being poor is thinking you are attractive and smart when you are really obnoxious and arrogant.
Being poor is your friends never knowing who and what you are actually because you don’t even know it yourself.
Being poor is people laughing at you, not with you.
Being poor is all of the above without knowing and realising it.