An introduction of Emily Wu
I come across as an eccentric female, having dealt with mental issues and thinking the way I think - grey area, controversial, unintended biases.
The following texts are my day-to-day thoughts, my random speculations of things when it comes to observing the social behaviour of us humans.
A conversation goes beyond an exchange of words and sentences.
Natural evil vs Learnt evil - The concept of evil
We can be taught to be evil, just by observing our surroundings, by learning from the people around us. I believe we have an internal switch, for us to trigger an ugly side of us.
That being labelled as ugly, stems from a societal judgment that such behaviour will definitely bring harm to those around us. An undesired, looked down upon, and unwanted behaviour. This therefore promises a stable and well-functioning society setting, making full use of the manpower.
As mentioned, we have an internal switch in us. It is our morals and values that we’ve developed throughout our growing years that led us not to tamper with the switch. If we ever flipped it, society would enter massive chaos and cause destruction - a place with no form and order.
The intention of our being, presence and existence
We're born to create, in order to justify our presence and existence
Looking back in time, we’ve always been behaving based on one motive - to survive. We also take into account how we should procreate, reproduce in order for our genes to live through decades. It’s almost as if to sustain a place in this place, on this planet Earth - to make a stand, to mark our spot of existence. It is almost selfish for such a mentality to take form in each and every one of us, but this is inevitable based on the decision to survive.
If we take into account how we need to constantly produce and create, in order to prove our existence - does that then bring us to the topic of “What is the meaning of life?”
If we take away this objective, it then can be thought as we are and will still be here based on our survival mentality.
But what exactly are we surviving for? Is this to embrace the life that we’ve been instilled with, or to simply avoid death? Would this then teach us to appreciate life, to make full use of every living moment?
Many of us are afraid to discuss, or even think about, death. The end often signifies an absence, or a decision for a halt. Personally I’d fully embrace an end, if I were feeling endless negativity or pain.
Overworking the pinkie
An observation of myself, my little right pinky.
Oh how dented and exhausted it is.
It speaks of how much we use it as a support when we use our mobile devices one-handed. It symbolises a promise, a deal we make with someone else. It is often overlooked and taken for granted.
What if one day we have a narrative revolving around an absence of the pinky finger? Shall we have it presented as a horror genre, or something more commentary?
When we no longer have the pinky, we lose our reliance and its functionality. We find a sense of balance to be absent, would we reduce our screen time?
Singlish: Can Language or not?
Judging its functionality as a full-functioning language
Presenting it as an uniquely Singapore trait
Why is Sadoko scary?
Or as a matter of fact - any lady with long hair draped over her face.
Should large sized people pay for 2 seats?
Would it ever be successful to implement such a policy, and what is the message we will be bringing across?
We can talk about multiple aspects: Consumerism, the Fast Food industry, Obesity, our Spending Power, the philosophy of choice.
observing china citizens and their attires
Why is their closet so distinct, so recognisable?
Flashy prints, and the occasional mismatch of colours - it is almost as if it's their pride to wear.
Or could it be more than what they put on themselves? The way they present themselves in society, they way they interact with other people.
The way we build up a stereotype around them.
Technology has advanced so much so that we no longer rely on words to convey a message, but rather a simple notification tone.
I've observed when cyclists attempt to overtake pedestrians on the walkway, but instead they simply ring their bell to send out the message. Having on the mask or not, there usually aren't any facial expressions shown during this behaviour.
Have we succumbed to tools, and shunned away from language, to communicate and converse? Living in our society, time literally is money. We live as if we can't afford to waste any of it, and we must be efficient in any moment.
Back to the thought of not using language, then what if we spoke with an underlying tone of sarcasm? Would that be better than a staccato tone?