Monday, June 8, 2009

Holifer Than Thou

Holier than thou

A very interesting English saying ' Holier than thou'.

TheUrbanDictionary defines it as "When a person has taken the moral high-ground or are just up themselves, they are being "Holier-than-thou". Holier-than-thou literally means, holier than me or better than me."
-With no personal ref to any religions or quotes please.

I first learnt of this English saying when I was in Matriculation, an good friend of mine, Putera, used this word. And as life passes by, this saying is just too useful sometimes to perfectly describe what we go through. Probably some times, I myself may sometimes be a description of 'Holier than Thou'. An incident recently moved me to write about this blog entry.

Thou Shall Be Patriotic
Examplified by - Standing at attention when the national anthem Negaraku is sung.

So how important is this? To give respect to the national anthem?

I remember once passing by a Nasi Kandar during the opening Ceremony of the Beijing Olympics, and was amazed to see the Chinese (China) Students gather there, to give support and as and when the China National Anthem was sung, all the students stood up, and sang rousingly.

Nowadays everyone has a comment on the way the country is run, issues, crime and everything else. And by right, we all have the right because it is our beloved country! So how come when the national anthem is sung or played, some of us just don't bother to stand up at attention!

Thou Shall be Righteous
There is corruption all over. Embazzlement. We need a change!

Un-examplieifed by - That day I got summoned, too bad I couldn't bride my way out!

Thou Shall Not Commit Adultery
Exampliefied by : No indecent acts allowed. Di tangkap berkhalwat.

Un-examplified by : The videos are available on Youtube and mykakis?

Any more?