Saturday, January 5, 2008


Have you watched I, robot? Featuring Will smith? Sunny, a main robot in the movie is deemed unique. Even robot are unique, so are you. Today i would like to tell you that no matter what those naysayers may have told you, remember you are unique. And no one can replace you! If you're not you, then who are you going to be?

Even Sunny is unique. How about you?

You see, I would like to share a story with you guys...

There was a middle-age woman who had a heart attack and was rushed to the emergency room. Whilst on the gurney, she had a NDE (Near-Death Experience); She saw God. Upon seeing Him, she asked if this was it. He said, "No, you have another good forty-four years, three months, and two days to live." Upon recovery, she decided to stay in the hospital and have a face-lift, liposuction, a tummy tuck, the whole works (extreme make-over?). She even had someone come in and change her hair colour and style, figuring that she had so many much life remaining she might as well as make the most out of it. She was discharged after the final procedure of her "repackaging"; however, while she was happily crossing the street just outside the hospital, she was killed by a speeding ambulance. She died on the spot.

When she arrived to the other "world", when she saw God she fumed, "I thought you said I had another forty-plus years. What had happened? Why are you treating me like this?" God listened patiently and replied, "I didn't recognise you."

The message here is: Be yourself! Take a minute or two of yours and think about it. Ponder about it: Aren't most people you know trying to be someone they aren't or trying to do something they're not supposed to do? A Congolese proverb asserts, "Wood may remain ten years in the water, but it will never become a crocodile," It may sounds rather funny, but it's meaning is profound! Jeremiah asks, "Can the Ethiopian change the skin or the leopard its spots?" (13.23). Julius Hare even advised, "Be what you are. This is the first step toward becoming better than you are." How true!

He who has no opinion of his own, but always depends on the thoughts of others, is a slave. The person who trims himself to suit everybody will soon whittle himself away. If you don't have a plan for your own life, you'll become a part of someone's else's. Never ever wish to be anything but yourself. Andre Gide counseled, "It's better to be hated for what you are, than loved for what you are not."

There is only one life for you-your own. The person who walks in someone else's tracks never leaves his own footprints. Most people lives their entire lives as a complete strangers to themselves. Don't let this happen to you. Nothing in life is more exhausting and frustrating than trying to live it as someone else.

No one has ever became great by imitation: Imitation is limitation. Don't be a carbon copy of others. Be yourself, because you are unique!

p.s.: Don't be so replaceable like the guy in the video!