Yesterday marked my 5th anniversary of being called to the Malaysian Bar. H asked, what does that mean? I said in two years time,you could be my pupil. H started counting when he would finish his law degree and be my pupil.
It has been 5 years. What has changed? It's hard for me to answer this question. When I was admitted to the Bar 5 years ago, I seriously didn't have any idea what the world would be like. All I could imagine was having this hope that someday, I get to see what justice looks like. Yes, justice, an overused word. Just like democracy.Just like freedom. But that's okay. As long as I get to see the constant effort to put a meaning to these words, I'll be just fine.
Getting all tangled up in this mess makes me feel alive. Having to confront the harsh reality makes me understand pain others are experiencing. This mess teaches me not to ask irrelevant questions. You do what's within your means no matter how little it is. People who are comfortable with the status quo won't be able to tell the difference. Neutrality! They chant. God, what does that even mean?
At the Bar EGM recently, when some detractors tried to even out the tilted playing field, wisdom somehow managed to find its way to refute such a flawed proposition. "There's no balance between justice and injustice,there's no balance between right and wrong. We stand for what is right and just", said the wise man.
I find myself smiling again. Life continues to intrigue me. The world continues to challenge my sanity.
Beautiful isn't it? Life.