“The straw that broke the camel’s back” ~ Arabic proverb

What interests me is not how this quote is referred to when signifying something went beyond a man’s limit of tolerance, but that straw! how small and fragile yet precise in doing such damage.

There are things in life which seem to be parted by a straw, a hair. The fine line between the black and the white sometimes is not clear and its up to one’s judgement where that straw is placed.  It’s too fine to allow distinguishing between the two, but can we actually see that?

When someone is seen to be confident, are they? or are they hiding behind that facade, or even worse, in the dark side of being arrogant?

When you are too polite to someone you have talked bad about, are you being a hypocrite?

When you gossip about someone to another in the intention to talk, or are you trapping them to talk so you can use it against them?

When you do not show emotions ’cause you want to be cool, are you or are you being selfish and insensitive?

When you tell someone not to work too hard, are you worried about them or just want them to stop so you don’t look bad?

When you are open about your feelings and emotions, are you trying to be the centre of attention?

“People aren’t born good or bad. Maybe they’re born with tendencies either way, but its the way you live your life that matters.” ~ Cassandra Clare

Born a believer that grey is a lovely colour to wear but not always an option in life, I wondered when confronted with these scenarios which one do these people represent? good or bad, black or white?

One day, that person is white as snow to me and I feel relieved. but then they do a dark thing and I wonder of their motives especially when it was done to hurt me or to affect me. So then, they are definitely bad, for it shouldn’t have happened…right?

“There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” ~ William Shakespeare

I know one thing, this straw did not break my back it just made me think too much.So wherever it wants to land, I’ll let it decide.

“I am as bad as the worst, but, thank God, I am as good as the best.  ” ~ Walt Whitman

“Good and bad; shade and sunlight, there’s but a hair’s breath between them. It’s all one in the end.”   ~   Juliet Marillier