IPG Teknik, Kuala Lumpur [winning the essentials]. 08/07/2012
I know not the taste of defeat, but I have learned that to be a winner, you must never be happy with it. You must be able to endure futility, inasmuch it will strengthen you; lest you'll be a loser from the very beginning.
If you're wondering what's with the spirit, I participated in a national debate championship. I'm not the debater however, but one of the researchers. I was assigned to make thorough researches about this and that, and whatnot. Guess what, I've learned so many things.
I can't simply expect to know everything, having said that. To be a truthful man, the first thing that needs to be dealt is the reality that truth isn't always with/on you. This is how a winner should reflect upon himself.
This is P. Sambathan, a motivational speaker from Tanjung Malim (perhaps). Though he has got nothing to do with truth's understanding, he asked a question that had shaken my very foundation of being a trying-to-be loyal man. He asked:
"If you have one wish that God will surely grant for Malaysia, what will it be?"
Suddenly I found my"selves" debating amongst them. Some were standing for total freedom, whilst the other one, deemed solidarity and a much conservative side was asking for a unique, Malaysian way of governance. I cursed myself for the contradiction. Of course I want a Malaysia. I mean, One Malaysia; and I have got reasons for it.
Fairness (but not necessarily equality) and just.
I will ask Him to bless Malaysia. To send down `ilham wal hidayah (knowledge and guidance) to its leader.
Peace, tranquility and social understanding. Tolerance.
Well, what does being a winner, truthfulness and nationalism have got anything to do with all these P. Sambathan's one wish?
I wish the entire entry will be granted by God :)