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EF#7 – Who Are We

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What do you see?
What do you see?

What do you see in that picture? Do you see a human there? I took the picture Thursday morning, from the balcony of the room I was staying with my family.

When I was standing on the balcony room hotel on the seventh floor, I saw a man, walking along the railway line, alone. He was carrying something on his shoulder. Then he disappeared. After waiting for some time, I saw him again, with nothing on his shoulder. Instantly I took out my cell and took a picture of him.

Then I reviewed it. How small he was in the picture, almost nothing to see there. Suddenly my mind took me back to one of Gara’s posts. He posted a picture of Tsunami diorama. The Tsunami was so big, 10 meters tall. Compared to it, we, who averaged 1.5 meters, are nothing.

Just like the man in my picture above, he was so small from above. What if God who sees us? Can you imagine how small we are? How do God can tell the difference between us? Then, I was thinking again, no questioning about God. How about in our own daily life, with all those many people surrounding, would us be noticed as one?

For those who works in a big company, you should know that it is hard to see the big boss. How would he/she knows us, one of the employees? What about our friends/relatives? They have so many other friends and relatives, not only us, how they can tell that this is us – not the others?

Well, to answer those questions, I had an enlightenment last night from one of my uncles from my mother’s side. It was the first time I met him last night, but he surprised me with many knowledge that he transferred, during conversation over glass of drinks and several smokes, to me.

He said, that every person have to find what is their uniqueness, which will differ anyone from others. Be UNIQUE. Yes, that is the answer for all questions above. If we want to be recognized, we have to be unique.Β And how to be unique, you may ask? None other than, by defining your one true capability (passion) that said this is you as a person. Is it hard? Trust me, it is. But it doesn’t mean impossible, after-all, impossible itself is I’m Possible.

He, himself, found his uniqueness, in automotive accessories in his mid 30, after working so many years as an employee. Experiences and never stop learning was two things he mentioned that needed to found the TRUE YOU.Β At the end, everything is going back at you. On your own decision to make, whether you are agree with what he said and try to do it, or disagree. I just want to share this because I really had so many new things to learn from him. And some of them quite suitable with my question, WHO AM I, a small man in this big and crowded world.

So, I hope you don’t mind if I ask you this: WHO ARE YOU (in this big and crowded world)?

This post is for EF#7 Challenge – Snap and Tell a Story from BEC

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108 Replies to “EF#7 – Who Are We”

  1. Even though we are just a speck of dust in the galaxy (borrowing Mba Jo’s comment), we all have our own different characteristics. Your post inspires me to know myself better.

    So who am I? I am still searching for the answer πŸ™‚

      1. Kalau disini mah kudu jaim doong, nulis yg baek2 dikit gitu, ntar kalau ketemu khan kaget…ternyataaaaa… baek dan geulis juga sih… *keresek mana kereseeeek…???

  2. Hi Ryan…. Just nice to remind readers to be on the ground….

    Who am I? Ada puisinya Emily Dickinson favoritku sejak jaman muda kinyis2….

    I’m Nobody! Who are you?
    Are you – Nobody – too?
    Then there’s a pair of us!
    Don’t tell! they’d advertise – you know!

    How dreary – to be – Somebody!
    How public – like a Frog –
    To tell one’s name – the livelong June –
    To an admiring Bog!

  3. I always feel the same way anytime I’m on plane and looking down. The houses are small, evenmore the human. But I think a bit differently. I notice that we, as human, are so small that we don’t deserve to be arrogant. No matter how good or successful we are. We are just as tiny as a dust to this universe.

  4. This picture tells us that safety is not our priority. Couple years ago I met a tourist in Dublin, she was standing next to a tram track and she was afraid to cross it. So she shouted at me, wondering if it is okay to cross the track. Apparently in her country, not sure where, it is illegal.

    Sorry ta Ryan komentar gue ga fokus sama isi postingannya.

    1. That’s ok Mba.
      One picture has thousand words right? Hehe. And you are right also, it is not safety. But many still living along the train track.

  5. That man does look very small. I don’t know why he would be walking there on the train tracks, it doesn’t look safe at all. But I suppose his business is none of our business. Who am I in this big and crowded world? That is a very interesting question. We all have our similarities but we are all so very different and that is what makes us unique. I suppose for me, I’m a writer who writes to share stories in Australia hoping to inspire others. Then again, I also believe that the world doesn’t revolve around us. Sometimes we can be big and unique in our own ways in what we do through helping those around us πŸ™‚

    1. Ah Mabel, thank you for stopping by and commented on this post.

      Yes, you are right, we can be big and unique in our own ways in what we do through helping.

      Totally agree with that one Mabel. Thank you for inspiring us, me in particular.

  6. On the other words, we have to be proud of ourselves :hehe.
    I think God must have known His creation very well, as He can do anything, even the unspeakable ones. But it doesn’t mean that we don’t have to stood up, as it’s a form of self-actualization :hehe.

    Ah, what am I talking about. Sorry about this long comment :hehe.

    1. That’s okay Gara.
      Everyone can comment as long as they want here.

      Yes, God must have known, that’s why I said, no need to questioning about God in the post.

      So, who is Gara?

      1. Who am I?
        That will be too long to be explained, Mas :haha.
        But for keeping it short, I’d rather say that I am… me.

        Ew, that’s the most unclear explanation I ever gave, I think. I’m sorry.

  7. when I see you title, I start to humming “who are we? Just a speck of dust within the galaxy?”
    great picture mas Ryan.

    1. Thank you Ra. That’s from title only right? How about after reading the whole post?

      Just a speck of dust within the galaxy… Hmmm. So true. Maybe even, nano dust.

      1. yeah, maybe nano dust too. I start to humming lost star from Adam Levine.

        After reading it, your uncle was true, we need to find our self, know our capability and our passion. So, do you find it mas Ryan?

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