April 9 2015 Thursday
Life is like a stage?
I like driving not because I have
one of those fancy sports cars that races along highways. Mine is only a Honda
Jazz. I enjoy the feel of immersing myself in the tunes and lyrics of my
favourite oldies. But at times, I would listen to the radio music programmes so
that I would not be too out-dated of the pop charts. Who knows? I might like
some of the new tunes.
It was nine in the evening on a
weekday and the programme was hosted by a popular DJ who has a very soothing
voice. As usual, he started off the one-hour programme with his comments on the
theme chosen for the evening - “life is like a stage and we are all actors…” He
continued by saying that we should dutifully do our part in this play called “life”,
that we should be “in” our character and know our lines but if we can get out
of our character, we can see more clearly.
I cannot agree with his views
because I don’t believe in destiny. It would be so pathetic waking up in the
morning knowing well that “whatever has to happen will happen” and we are but doing
what we have been ordained to do.
This is very often the case with
DJs. The fact that they own that one hour doesn’t mean they can ramble on whatever
they like. They have to shoulder their social responsibility. I remember I once
heard the DJ of a phone-in programme mocking a caller. “How can a young girl
like you be home on a Sunday afternoon? You should be hanging out! You have no
Oh well, I turned off the radio
and went back to my disc – the Great Pretender by The Platters!
Oh yes, I'm the great pretender
Pretending I'm doing well
My need is such
I pretend too much
I'm lonely but no one can tell