Thursday, February 10, 2011

Extensive Reading 04 Losing It Blog Question (Izzat Syahmi)

What can you learn or take away from each of the eight articles of the chapter? Please consider information from the spotlight articles associated with the corresponding chapters.

I learnt to live in the moment, which was to live our life to the best of our abilities. We should waste no time, as each passing moment is another one near our death. I learnt that we have to keep happy and share the happiness with our friends, family, people everywhere. Another thing I learnt was how to cope with the death of a loved one positively and to move on in life. I also learnt something related to living in the moment which is to not let life slip away and to “grab it with both fists” because once it’s gone, you can never grab it back. Guilt, one of the hardest feelings to face, especially when we’re the ones responsible for accidentally hurting someone else but to cope with it, we have to calm down, apologise, and to forgive ourselves. Since we are living in this world with many other people, we can also start and share the happiness which would in turn cause a chain reaction. A single act of kindness could even have you leaving in this world with a legacy. We also must not underestimate others, as they may be the ones who save our souls from the darkness. More about losing someone, losing someone that was very close to you would be very dreadful, whether if it’s friends, family or the person you love, that’s why we could keep memories of them and always share smiles with them, so that they would never be forgotten. Pay it forward, share the happiness.

1 comment:

  1. You have actually basically picked out lessons from the articles so yes, you have answered the blog question in general. However, the reader wouldn't be exactly sure what you have learnt from individual articles unless you mentioned what you specifically took from from each one of them. Each article deals with loss of different things or at least deals with an aspect of loss so one would expect you to say something along the lines of 'From the first article, I learnt the importance of living in the moment because.... and from the second article which deals with ..., I feel the highlight of the article is...'