I’m Not an Opportunist

February 14, 2009

Humans seek for opportunity in every circumstance. But that doesn’t make humans opportunists. Firstly, let’s define opportunism and opportunist just like the way dictionaries do (here and here).

Everybody, at least every grown-up people, realize that the world is actually grey. Someone can be lost inside the turbulence of life if that person has no clear definition about what is black and what is white. That defined black and white is principle. Different beings may have different principles.

I’m not saying that every opportunistic person have no principles. In fact, in politics, business, or even love life, some of them have defined their own principles clearly. Some of the principles are even the so-called “good principles”, the ones that follow the “golden rule”. The problem arises when those human beings cannot hold on to the principles as the result of their natural instincts. Greed, jealousy, discontentedness, anxiety and other negative human attributes, combined with the flaws of human-built system was the trigger of opportunistic actions. It was the basic foundation of crisis, war, and suffering.

For me, holding on to principle is absolute. For instance, taking someone’s belonging, no matter how much I want it, or need it, is just intolerable. It’s true that sometimes principles are negotiable. But it shouldn’t be too flexible. Once a principle is considered flexible, it will be just like an old rubber bracelet. So instead of being addicted to stretching the principles, please just redefine the new black and white and stick to it. Don’t be an opportunist.


Hero(in) of The Day: Ms. Susi
Thanks for listening to the blabbering

Moral of The Day: Faith heals.
Alhamdulillah.

Lyric of The Day:
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Boys come along a dime by the dozen
That ain’t nothing but ten cent lovin’
Hey little thing let me light your candle
cause mama I’m sure hard to handle, now,
Gets around
~ Hard to Handle – Black Crowes
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Bursting . . .