Sensitivity and empathy are two elements that are always affiliated with femininity. When a male embodies that, he is always ridicule for being sissy or ‘less macho’. Oh, well, don’t bother. It’s been ages since I first accepted myself as an omega-male. Yeps, I am not an alpha or at least beta male. I embrace myself as an omega male. Sounds a bit odd, but that’s the reality. Instead of seeing that in a negative connotation, I rather perceive it in a more positive nuance.
Being an omega male with rather androgynous feature, I can blend easily with both sexes. The males are attracted to the effeminate features whilst the females are fond with “kawaii” cutesy persona. Either way, it’s a win-win situation.
Nevertheless, it isn’t why I am writing this piece of entry. I am talking about empathy. I don’t know why I have high empathy when I hear or see other people’s plight. I guess that’s why I am a teacher. I feel the pain when I see others in the pain; I feel the sadness when others are saddened. In a way, I am blessed that God SWT bestowed me with this emotion. It makes me alert with what others are experiencing and hence, channeling them as lessons to my own life.
There are times when I feel that whatever that I am experiencing is so difficult that I hardly could breathe; but when I see what others are experiencing which are far WORSE than what I am having, it makes me humbled and ashamed. My problem is so miniscule in comparison to theirs. You know, some are having marriages problems, battle of children custody problems, parents gone ills problems, weddings called-off problem, having terminal illness problems, and many more. These are far worse than having Tonsillitis (which I am having now)!
Above all, I hope God SWT will bless the lives of people around me as well as my loved one (s). Hopefully, ALLAH SWT will also continue to bestow the halo of light in my life as well. Amin.