Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Confidence in Stupidity

“The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wise people so full of doubts.”

The above is a quote of Bertrand Russell, an English philosopher born in the 19th century. And my oh my.. the aptness of it.

I have seen many celebrities and acclaimed world leaders spew out stuff on twitter and the first thing on my mind is ‘how’? I mean how did this person get to have this much influence. So much money, power, influence, followers and this is what your brain produces after putting in a good bit of effort? 

In our daily lives, we likely come across people who are just full of wisdom and light but we almost never see them on the bigger stage. They are almost never celebrated. So the question is why?
Not sure I’ve got an absolute answer but I think the confidence possessed by these pseudo-intellectuals on display has something to do with it. How I wish the smart ones were confident too. How I wish every stupid idea being conceived right now could be swallowed by the intelligence of a bright person if they would only show a bit on faith in themselves. How I wish I didn’t have to watch ‘celebrities’ clap for stupidity and folly among themselves and lead gullible youths into pits while the ones full of bright ideas speak and no one listens.

Many wishes I have and one of them is for a world where only the smartest and most honest people get to climb the ladders of success. A world where the stupid people have doubts that will lead to self development instead of bullying their way to the top of the queue as the world we live in lets them.

It is an unfortunate fact, stupid people are full of confidence and wise people are full of doubts. 

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

What Keeps me Going

The small voice in my head
The song only I can seem to hear
The flicker of light at the end of the tunnel
That’s what keeps me going

There are dark days and turbulent moments
There are days when all strength is drained
But the sweet assurance of tomorrow
That’s what keeps me going

Against odds and strong tides
Against expert opinion
The smell of nigh victory
That’s what keeps me going

The assurance of a gentle love
The confidence in His power
The definite plans of good He has for me
That’s what keeps me going

When the battles don’t relent
When fights lurk at every corner
The full knowledge that the war’s already won
That’s what keeps me going

At the end of it all
When I see the One I’ve served all along
When I join the saints up above

My going would have been worth it