Life, Thoughts

Stepping Up the Standard

How does it feel to be standardized by others? Forceful and atrocious isn’t it? Yep, that’s what I feel these past few months since the first time I stepped my feet in Depok. University is a place where people were battling against what aspect in life should they pursue to make its future brighter than ever. It’s not easy specially for students who were accepted through the non-test procedure offered by the University. They will have a very hard transition in doing homework, clinging with the lecturers, and most of them will occur depression in finding social mates that is perfect for them. But, some of these students have high hopes in studying in such different format and ambience because they’re the ones who were introvert in interacting with people, and pretty well-known when the others saw ’em for the first time. This might be an issue to me (not talking about how I interact with people) when I raised my standard to compete in the journey of getting a Bachelor Degree.

First of all, I have no idea that I must take extravagant miles to muddle through the rocks placed in college. One of them is what Indonesians will mostly call “Ospek”. This “Ospek” is literally killing me slowly. Newcomers were pushed to its limit by completing each tasks given by the seniors in a very short gap of time. Even though, they said that it is a must for us to do it for the sake of showing them how “together” are we as a newcomers in this faculty. But I think it is somehow unnecessary for us to do such tasks because at the end of the day, we will be completing each other as time goes by where we as individuals need people surrounding us for some kind of special help. However, this phase of living as a college student learns a thing to me. Raising your standard is the key, the only key to sucessfully pass the test.

People doesn’t take that extra step because they think it’s useless for some reasons. They might think that by not raising their standards in life helps him to be more versatile as if they’re so called “unique”. In this matter though, we must know ourselves and how we must survive this world. Students mock each other, teens slits their hands because of bullying problems, adults perform suicidal phenomenons, you name it. Have you been asking yourselves lately on how are we supposed to do to survive ourselves from these catastrophic moments?

Well, as a Christian we truly have to rely on the Bible. God’s words heal, and God’s word provide answers.

Isaiah 59:19 “So shall they fear the name of the Lord from the west and His glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against him.”

I know that God will provide me everything I need in life, such as this one. His strength is inevitably irresistible. What Isaiah had said is too true for me. “The Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against him.” caught my attention as I was reading it through. This is where the sign of people gets confused of how God works in their lives. God will give you Its strength if you believe in Him, and you should believe in Him in order for God to really penetrates through your life. Raising your standard this way will give us such blessings that other people might not have. He will give you the full guidance of how to face problems, dealing with people, and most of all, surviving this world. But, He will only give it to the person who have brought his life to the hands of God, because that’s the only way God can connect with us, the fallen human beings.

This verse really comforts me to the very end. No matter how people judge you, no matter how they dislike you in various ways, but if God had raised your standards, I believe that we will pass the test with a perfect score.

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Thoughts

You badass motherfurniture: 11 rare mothertrumping words

Practical hilarious intermezzo prior to all the serious stuff goin’ on my WordPress timeline. #justwhatineed 😂👌

Strong Language

Motherfucker—the Samuel L. Jackson of words—is one of the most visceral and satisfying terms in English. It’s pretty much a mother joke in crystalline form and is quite handy when dealing with the kind of motherfuckers you can find anywhere and everywhere on this motherfucking planet.

As with all things fuck-related, Jesse Sheidlower’s The F-Word records variations and euphemisms for motherfucker, such as mammy-dodger, mammy-jammer, maw-dicker, mo dicker, mofo, motherfather, motherfouler, mothergrabber, motherhumper, motherjumper, motherlover, mother-raper, motor cycle, motor flicker, motor scooter, and muh fuh. But even this great collection isn’t complete. Folks like you, me, and deranged lunatics on Twitter keep coining additional variations every day—either to keep it clean or make it creative.

Here are 11 euphemisms for motherfucker from Twitter—still the best Petri dish for unselfconscious, raw language. None of these words are likely to ever make the Oxford English Dictionary, but they are still…

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Life

What We Know and How We Perceive Reality

Very interesting and thoughtful topic regarding Christianity and mere religion 👏

Political Li Grounded

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There are many that believe perception is reality, but is that true? Mystics, theologians, and philosophers have contemplated how we perceive and understand reality for centuries. There has been this ongoing consensus that what we perceive to be reality is, in fact, not reality at all. The film The Matrix explores the concept of reality as it symbolically illustrates that what we perceive to be reality is, in fact, an illusion potentially created by other beings. In The Allegory of the Cave from Plato’s The Republic, this same topic is addressed with imagery of chained men in a cave with their perception controlled by others who manipulate shadows like puppets. Rene Decartes’ Meditation of First Philosophy from Meditation I of The Things of Which We May Doubt expresses his perception changing over time as he realized that everything he believed was nothing more than an impression…

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