For a laptop

Life is summed up as Ying Yang, the good in the bad and the bad in the good… You see a glass half empty I see a glass half full, but no matter how much I try to ignore it, the other half is empty even though all I see is the full part, and there are those days when you can’t help noticing that empty and obscured part in the cup… Today, sadly, is one of those days.
I mentioned before once that I was robbed, and because of my previously bad sight (had Lasik Surgery) I thought he was my room mate carrying his own laptop. I even talked to him and he only stayed quiet. That event turned into a funny story… So I got robbed, life goes on. But today’s empty half revealed that sometimes life doesn’t go on for everyone.
A young man in my neighborhood got robbed two days ago… And he will never get to tell about it. What I understood from the people’s word of mouth is that three others robbed him and ended up murdering the young man… For a laptop… Just to get his laptop. He was only twenty three, five years younger than me. I started thinking ‘How bad can you be to do that for just a tool?’, then I started blaming the guy himself for fighting back, thinking that his life worthies more than his Facebook status… But I don’t think he ever considered it would be his last day, no one does. Maybe I was lucky to have a bad sight that day, five years ago… If I was able to recognize that thief, I may have had a different fate… For a laptop. But I guess it was not my time.
Bad can happen everyday and to everyone, with time, we may see the good that will come from it. I just hope there’s a half full glass for what happened for that kid. My prayers goes for him and his family.

I know that this isn’t the sort of topic that I blog about, but, to quote from Paulo Coelho.
‘The warrior of light knows that it is impossible to live in a state of complete relaxation’ ~ Manual of the Warrior if Light

Sometimes life forces us to glance at the empty half in order for us to appreciate the good.




  1. ketch1714 · November 3, 2013

    It’s sometimes hard to believe how this world turns. Keeping the young man and his family in my thoughts as well.

    • ahamin · November 3, 2013

      I know… But that’s life.

  2. paulaacton · November 3, 2013

    Many years ago I was robbed as I lay upstairs in bed, and I have thought many times what would have happened if I had heard them and gone downstairs, I was at home alone, I think it is easy to think we would have just let them take things had we known what was happening but the truth is unless faced with a weapon immediately I think most of us would protest, try to stop them taking things we had worked hard for, it is only after those of us who were lucky get chance to think about the actions, but I would say be wary of dismissing these actions as just being ‘life’ because the day we accept them soon becomes the day we condone their actions and we forget the victims,

    • ahamin · November 8, 2013

      You are right… I just can’t get over these things. But I do feel that I should stand up against those who try to take things from me… but if it’s someone I know or love, I would wish they would stand off and give them what they have and that’s it… but then again, if I won’t do it, maybe they won’t, and I have to accept that.

      Glad you’re ok, too 🙂

  3. Indira · November 9, 2013

    Some people are cruel, I have heard a grandson killed his grandmother for few hundred rupees. We have to accept the half empty and half full glass in totality. Feeling sad for the young man. Actually don’t know how one should react.

    • ahamin · November 9, 2013

      Life goes on. May he rest in peace.

  4. Kim 24/7 in France · November 21, 2013

    Sad commentary. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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