Campaign Slogan Wisdom

Since November 2008 in Bali there are many Campaign Slogan in banner from all Candidate to become new member of legislative. This banner is placed in public area and make the city look crowded. All candidate is not follow the rules to campaign and they make early campaign. Actually almost all their banner is look the same and just different in color, design placement, faces, names and expression in their face. If we looked in their expression then we will feel funny because we can tell their expression is fake.

But there are one of the candidate that different than the other. This candidate has orange banner, the design is little bit different, and had extreme different in slogan. The slogan is “you cannot lose unless you quit” and purpose of this slogan actually is first step to become legislator is become candidate legislator and fight until the end.

Although it can be used for other purpose like when you have a dream and you don’t have courage to make it reality. Then you must realize that you lose before you try it, and then you must take action until your dream come true or die trying because you will regret it another time if you don’t try.

Or when you want to be a leader and you don’t have courage to compete with other. Then you must try to compete because you will grow your self esteem in the process and you will had courage even when you not become a leader.

Or when you in love with someone and you get rejected then you feel like it’s better die than suffer the pain. Then maybe he or she is not your soulmate then you must realize world is larger than you think and you can find soulmate there but you just not met with them. Or you think he or she is actually is your soulmate then you must trying to become his/her soulmate until he or she realize it. But if he or she still don’t realize this for a longest time you can hold then you must forget him or her and continue your life to searching another soulmate.

There are many applicable in life for this slogan and the campaign slogan wisdom is “you cannot lose unless you quit“. And it means is you must take action for your wish until the end or you will regret if you don’t trying for rest of your life.

Learn To Be Upset

We’re feeling happy when we have what we want and it can be anything, Like when we graduate from school or when we get a job or when we can win a race or when we become a champion or when we beat our competitor, or when we destroy our enemy. But maybe sometimes to be happy doesn’t need to make other people sad or upset, it can be when we can eat everyday or when we can see person that we love or when we can doing our hobby or when we can rest or when met old friend. To be happy is easy thing to do because to be happy just need to fulfill our need. So we don’t need to learn to be happy.

We’re feeling upset when we don’t get what we want, other people mess with us, the climate is not right, and many thing that can cause it. And when upset usually we doing something that we will regret later or something that destructible, or something that unreasonable or even something that against the law. But sometimes the effect is hidden in our feeling like we feel depressed, easy to angry or feel very energized and many other effect.

Actually there are 3 main reason why we become upset, there are :
a. everything is not everlasting (sabbe sankhârâ aniccâ)
This reason is actually simple and happened because we want to keep our stuff always good or keep good friend is around us, or in more specific is we want to keep our condition is still the same. But when it’s changed or broken then it will make us upset.

b. everything is grasp by sadness (sabbe sankhârâ dukkhâ)
This reason is actually simple and happened when we born then sadness will haunted us because there are no everlasting happiness or in bright side there are no everlasting sadness. And Happy and Sad is change every time, but if we don’t aware it then we will become upset.

c. everything is without self (sabbe dhammâ anattâ)
This reason is actually simple and happened when we want to claim something or even someone as ours, it like when we see good stuff and want that stuff become ours. But we didn’t get it then we will become upset.

Now we known what make us upset, and then we need to know way to remove or lessened upset. The way is actually simple, just be patient and acceptance. Patient it mean when we don’t get what we want then just wait someday we will get it, or when we had sadness then just wait because it will change. And acceptance is mean when we don’t get it until our tolerance time then accept it that thing or people is not for us, and let it go.

Be Happy.

source : tripitaka