I read somewhere the father of Sufiah Yusuf made her smart by freezing her. It could work. The theory is to increase the number of brain cells, I think. Just like the way athletes train in the mountains to increase their lung capacities.
"Sebab tuh la orang putih pandai eh, duduk negara sejuk," a friend said.
I disagree because I don't think the Caucasions are smarter than us.
Fine. If they were smarter than us, I don't think it's because of the climate, it is mainly because of the food, the nutrition they consume.
That's why they used to be bigger and taller than us. We are slowly catching up. The Japanese have long matched up the heights. Tengoklah lelaki Jepun, tinggi, handsome, gagah perkasa, gigi pun cantik tersusun rapi, aku cair.........
"Tapi diorang memang pandailah...Tengoklah cara diorang belajar, suka membaca, cara diorang bercakap, cara diorang buat presentation..."
If they look and act smart, that doesn't necessarily mean they are actually smart. It all depends on how we were brought up. In Malaysia, we are so used to be spoon-fed with knowledge (I am ashamed to admit it is still my favourite way of learning), we don't have the confidence to speak up. However, I think we are fast-learners. We just need to learn how to be confident so to look, act and be smart altogether.
Anyway, I always have a strong believe that everybody has the same amount of rezeki, just in different forms. And the story of Sufiah has further strenghten my believe. She is smart, but she isn't happy.
This believe will protect me from feeling envious towards other people whom I think have everything.
It will protect me from feeling too sad for skinny, ill Africans.
It will protect me from looking down at other people whom I think worth less than me.
It will protect me from thinking I am not good enough.
It will protect me from being angry at God for making my life difficult.
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