Wednesday, March 13, 2013

This world is not beautiful.

There was one day, a lecturer sent his students an email at night, asking them to read a journal so that they can have a discussion on it on the next day. Of course all of the students were full of complaints, because that journal was nearly 10 pages long and it was something unrelated to their lecture notes, full of medical jargons ( which if you never go and google and search for each and every word of it, you basically will not understand the text at all. )

So there was this girl, downloaded the journal given, looked through it, and started to read, feeling that even though it was already late, it was still her responsibility to read it, completed the task given by the lecturer. However, it was really a long winded and boring journal. And, it was already midnight. So she gave up after she read the introduction. The next day, this girl attended the class with a little bit of guilt and fear. She asked around and found out that no one actually finished reading it, some even claimed that they never had a glance of it at all. Some said they didn't even download the journal. Some said, eh got such thing meh? Have to read this? I didn't even hear of it. Okay phew. At least she doesn't feel that bad. We are all in the same boat, isn't it?

Not until when the lecturer came in and asked the first question. Who have read the journal? She started to see some of the people who claimed that they ''didn't read'', they ''didn't know about it'', raised their hands confidently. She was stunned. But after all, majority of them remained silent and they didn't raise their hands. The lecturer started to lose his patience. He was pissed. If you didn't read what was supposed to discuss today, then why are you here? You don't have to be here. Please leave this room. The girl nearly cried, never been chased out by her teacher before in her life, and that lecturer was her favourite lecturer. She asked the lecturer, are we allowed to stay? And she heard the most cruel reject in her life, NO.

If you ask me, what is the moral of this story?

There are two types of people in this story:
1. people who read the journal but lied to the girl that they didn't read
2. people who didn't read the journal but lied to the lecturer that they read.
It seems like both cases are lying, but to me, it is completely different.
People in the first case are cunning. They are trying to manipulate others thinking.
People in the second case are just cowards. They didn't dare to admit their own mistakes and choose to lie to make themselves feel better.
To think that these cunning people and cowards are going to be future doctor.

Forget about these two kind of people. There is also question about honesty and dishonesty. Why did the girl receive all the humiliation ( got chased out from the class ), not that minority group of people? They lied! A point to remember here is, everyone in this class stand in the same position. No one will have finish reading everything. Not to underestimate people, but this is just a mission impossible. Why is it that people who chose to lie that they have read everything are safe? Why those who chose to admit that they didn't finish reading it are the one blamed by the lecturer?

Okay story finished. No offence. Just a food for thought.

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