Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Stick in the Mud

"You know how everyone's always saying seize the moment? I don't know, I'm kind of thinking it's the other way around, you know, like the moment seizes us."

To be efficient in a language one needs to practice it. Comprehension is much easier than production, thus when a child grows up he understands many words before he can produce a single one. Although the child at the age of one year can say about three words, usually: Mama, Baba, Dada, he usually can understand about a hundred words. 

I was watching the movie BOYHOOD when I heard that idiom: STICK IN THE MUD. It was Samantha saying to her brother ehh, what was his name? Marion? Not Malcolm. I will check in the net wait.

Mason ! 

Do you forget names this fast like me? I just saw the movie before minutes!!

So it was Samantha, didn't forgot her name because he mother used to call her Sam!!, asking Mason why he is always a stick in the mud. I liked that idiom and I thought, before I could be sure of its meaning, that I am also a stick in the mud. So I looked in my mobile English-Arabic dictionary which says that this idiom means being ashamed. I knew there was something wrong with that translation so I stopped the movie and searched the google to find better dictionaries explaining the idiom: being old fashioned, slow, unprogressive  !!

Yeah, I am kind of that. ... Maybe..

I started thinking about my current situation because when I saw how life in America look like, I always compare to how I am spending my time here in Iraq.

I am not doing much to change my situation. I am just living a tasteless life. Not thinking about getting married here, because I see that life is not worthy to start a family in it. But what if I find a girl like this one that Mason had found?

She told him:

"You know how everyone's always saying seize the moment? I don't know, I'm kind of thinking it's the other way around, you know, like the moment seizes us."

I am afraid that the movie will end while I,
Am stick in the Mud

1 comment:

Zaid T. Jawad said...

My friend
I believe you have to compromise between both of them.

each single moment in your life is precious, small things you decide to learn today may have a great impact for tomorrow, and you have to seize the opportunities you think it will help you somehow one day even though you are not sure how or when but it will but you have to follow your gut about it, that means you should not seize every opportunity you face because not all of them will revolve to give positive results as life is not perfect..

seizing the moment all time will make feel anxious, rush but most common feeling will be regret and disappointments.

Let the moment seize you, makes you feel free, no worries , learn to wait and thankful and faithful of your destiny - Your motto is "do good and will gain a good results after all, do bad and will get bad results" but most common feeling will be WHAT IF ?!

regarding Marriage, Believe me when i say, even if you don't think about it but once your heart beats for a girl you will change your views 180 degree so, you have to grab it and never let it go.