The title is the title of a poem which I stumbled upon while looking for the topic for my microteaching session. The poem is in Form 1's syllabus now.
Mr. Nobody by Anonymous
I know a funny little man,
As quiet as a mouse,
Who does the mischief that is done
In everybody's house!
There's no one ever sees his face,
And yet we all agree
That every plate we break was cracked
By Mr. Nobody
`Tis he who always tears our books,
Who leaves the door ajar,
He pulls the buttons from our shirts,
And scatters pine afar;
That squeaking door will always squeak,
For, prithee, don't you see,
We leave the oiling to be done
By Mr. Nobody
The finger marked upon the door
By none of us are made;
We never leave the blind unclosed,
To let the curtains fade.
The ink we never spill; the boots
That lying round you. See
Are not our boots they all belong
To Mr. Nobody.
It is quite a funny poem, and it's funnier because it's very relatable.
Everyone's understanding of a poem may differs, but here's how I see it:
It's all about being selfish and protecting oneself from being blamed.
We may read of this poem and come to reminisce our childhood, or at least think of our little sisters or brothers or perhaps, coursins, who would say "not me" when anyone asked "who did this?!", most of the time. or probably all the time.
We may only think of kids while reading the poem.
but believe it or not,
this applies to adults as well.
We may see trashes on the hallway and not pick that up because we thought,
"hey, someone else would pick it up." "makcik cleaner will pick it up"
so we ignore the trash and, walk on.
We may see people getting into an accident and just look and take a picture because we thought,
"hey, someone else would help." "someone else would call the ambulance"
Sometimes teachers or lecturers asked for a help or a volunteer and we just waited because we thought,
"hey, someone else would do it."
So we just waited for that someone.
Sometimes in a groupwork, any discussion for an assignment hasn't started.
and we just waited without doing any thinking of the assignment because we thought,
"hey, someone from the group will initiate the discussion first"
So we just waited until a groupmate initiated it.
The climax would be,
everyone is waiting for someone,
Then, no one would actually appear.
Thus, all this while, everyone is waiting for
Have we ever thought that if we continue to live that way,
We'll finally be a burden to others?
Have we ever thought that if we are the one who starts,
we are making things easy for others?
Have we ever thought that if we don't change from now,
it'll be harder to change when we get older?
It'll become a strong habit, man!
and I strongly believe that this 'waiting' is not what Allah wants us to do.
that's why every time in the Qur'an, Allah told us to do ibadah right away, not "wait for someone to do it, then you do it".
as a member in a community too, I believe that commonly, people would hate waiting.
I mean, who doesn't?
Therefore, don't wait for others. Just start!
Wait for others, only when they ask you to. heheh.
|Yes, YOU do it!|
P/s: I hope that this reminder would help in improving myself to be better. A better person for a better community, for a better Malaysia. tuuu dia..
P/p/s: This is also dedicated to those who never got the chance to update this blog although it's their turn :P :P sorry