People's Opinion Of You

Jumat, 13 Juni 2014
Ada satu kutipan yang membuat seorang selebritas disorot oleh netizen. Kutipan itu membuat aku terdiam *tsah, mengingat kehidupan dia dari kecil sampai sekarang banyak cobaannya.

FYI, quote yang dipost sebenernya sudah lama beredar di 9gag, tumblr, dkk.
"When you truly don't care what anyone thinks of you, you have reached a dangerously awesome level of freedom."
Menurutku ya... Walau dihujat habis-habisan, tapi harus diakui kutipan tersebut ada benarnya.

Ngga ada gunanya berlarut-larut mengkhawatirkan penilaian orang. Soalnya kita ngga akan bisa mengontrol apa yang orang lain pikirkan tentang diri kita.

Sebaik apa pun manusia, pasti ada aja yang ngga suka. Karena itu ada kata-kata bijak kayak gini...
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are. (John Wooden)
Baca juga : It's How We Respond


Anyway, ini kutipan dari ceramahnya Nouman Ali Khan yang bener-bener jlebb mengena buat aku sebagai muslim. Moga-moga bisa jadi renungan bersama...

People might have a good opinion about you and people might have bad opinion about you.
None of that means anything to Allah.
Allah's opinion of you has nothing to do with people's opinion of you.

If people think you're great, there is no guarantee that Allah thinks you're great.
None. You're kidding yourself.

If people think you're terrible, you're going to hell, you're evil...
there is no guarantee that Allah thinks you're evil.
Allah still have love for you.

What people think of me and what people think of you means nothing with Allah.
When people praise us and people condemn us, don't let us think "Oh, that's Allah thinks of me"

On the one hand, the person becomes delusional.
Because people's praise makes them think they must be praise worthy with Allah.
They become delusional, hypocrisy sets in, self righteousness sets in,
and they lose all ranking with Allah.

Then all they get is dunya and people's praise.
They come in front of Allah and Allah says,
"You got what you were working for. You got nothing with Me."

And the other hand, you have people that maybe trying to do good,
but others judge them and pass verdicts on them.
They start saying, "Yeah, people think I'm messed up, I must be messed up."

Who told you you're messed up?
Allah?
No.

Allah didn't give up on you.
You gave up on yourself.

He knows the nature of the chest.
The bottom line is He knows who I really am, He knows who you really are.

No one will know me better.
Even if nobody understands you,
know one thing Allah understands you and me very very well.

Baca juga : Self Check : Deteksi Ego yang Bermasalah & Solusinya

Wallahu a'lam.
Semoga bermanfaat.
Thanks for reading and have a nice day.