Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Road Rage

Seldom have I been in so many rages. However, I believe that you shouldn't pull out your gun and if you do, you will have no other choice but shooting it! I have seen many people who didn't have the heart to get engaged in a rage but they did! Because of what they call temporary insanity. And after the rage was over they had only regret about what they had done.

It is my considered opinion that industrial age, and modern lifestyle cause people to lose their temper easily. It is hardly surprising that people can not control themselves, because of stressful jobs heavy pressures of nowadays lifestyle. Sometimes only by being calm and a bit selflessness do they stand a chance of not getting involved in stupid rages.

Once I saw a road rage when I was driving. This young guy was driving so fast and maneuvering in highway between cars. He was driving so closed to the other cars so that he had a lot of fun. But he caused irritation for the others.
Not since an old man complained have I seen such a rude and disrespectful manner. The young fellow gave the man his finger while he was holding his left arm in the air out of the car window. It was enough to make a carefree person mad, let alone a respectable decent old man.

Surprisingly, the old guy did not take it slightly! And sped up chasing the young man. So there they were, racing in the highway, disturbing the other drivers, shouting and insulting about and nerving themselves for the road rage! In my view, on no circumstances did they have the right to mess the highway up and the young guy was the main culprit of this messy situation.

Finally, the old man stopped the fellow by rubbing his car to the young guy's. And they continued their foolishness out of their cars, rowing about nothing! People, who had been watching this happening, mostly stopped by to enjoy a nice rage! careless of the volume of traffic increasing at their back. Fortunately, by then, I had passed them without getting stuck in the traffic jam. But I kept asking myself “should it have happened?!!”.

Sometimes we do something we shouldn't. Sometimes we don't have the heart to accept the consequences of what we have done. Sometimes we are too proud to apologize. Sometimes we just talk about dignity!
Never should we forget that we are human and we are given something that distinguishes us from animals and that is the brain and the power of thinking. It is about time we started reconsidering our manners towards each other!

Monday, May 18, 2009


As I opened my eyes I was floating in the sky 12,000ft above nothing but air. Then I barely saw a man who seemed both absolutely shocked and sophisticated. I don't know if he hadn't been there would I be alive now? That is the question I keep asking myself these days.

I suddenly remembered that he was my parachuting instructor and a moment before I woke up, I had parachuted into the air. But apparently I fainted and that was the reason my instructor was shocked. He must have felt worried about me.

I can't exactly say what was my feeling at that time. Happy, grateful, excited, regretful, anxious. In one word I had mixed feelings. That was what I wanted whole of my life, parachuting I mean, but not in this way! I wished I could have stopped that from happening. For the first time, I wished I'd had nightmare! But it seemed wishing was only wasting my time. “you should do something” I said to myself, “pull yourself together”.

I soon realized that the instructor was trying to tell me the same thing. So I decided to follow his hints. First I steadied myself in the air and tried to slow down into the air. Then when it was time, the instructor opened my chute up. And There and then I realized what a nice experience could be a perfect jumping out of a plane. I'd had lots of flying experience before but none of them can even compare with this.

The spectacular view was the first thing I saw after I had my chute opened. I couldn't imagine a beauty like this. Mountains all around the lake and green forest between them and a fantastic view of land where beauty I couldn't see before. Everything was marvelous until I started thinking of landing! I had no idea how to land on my own feet! Then I remembered instructor and our class before jumping. Ironically, I couldn't remember any useful information about landing. “but, you still have him right here, don't you?” I said to myself. This time I felt real fear. And when I stared thinking of landing on my feet, at the same time, I felt pain in them!

The instructor grabbed me and showed me his thumb to say that everything will be all right. But I couldn't get rid of this deep-seated fear. Then he took control of chute, using it's rope. He guided us to a flat land beside the lake. Every centimeter closer to the ground, I felt as if I was going to die. I kept my fingers crossed and started praying to God. Now I know that, as a general rule of thumb, I am not the most appropriate person for parachuting! You should be a brave one if you want to try it. Just before we hit the ground he pulled a rope and we suddenly slowed down. It made the landing much easier than what I expected. What a relief!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Role model!

Generally, I can't say that I have particular role model in my life, i.e. I think everyone has advantages and disadvantages and we can't totally follow someone's personality and manner without thinking through it.
I always try to have a deep-look through everything and see the dark side of people, and then I distinguish good and bad based on my own understanding and observation.
But somehow it is inevitable to have an icon. you may find someone who has the most similarity with what you consider as your purpose. in these cases you may directly or indirectly be under their influence.
Personally, one of my high school teachers has the most influence on me. as a teenager he was the image of everything that I wanted to be and I can say he shaped part of my personality in my youth. for example, he was an easy-going and clean-living person and he thought me how control my surroundings without having stress and cheating. in addition, I have learned to be frank without bothering others and because of this I am so grateful of him.
To sum up, like everybody else, i have been under influence of the people I had relation, but the point is, I always choose what to accept and what to reject because I value myself.