This is a true story...
Ada sorang scientist ni. Beliau mempunyai kepakaran dalam bilik sejuk. Basically, it's a refrigerator the size of a room. You've probably seen 1 in the movies where they keep meat hung on hooks or other things that need that kind of temperature... but his was empty by the way... his room was used for experiments....
Well one day he was conducting his routine check-up on his 'room'. With him was his trust-worthy electric thermometer. before he could conduct his check-up, his assistant accidentally closed the door!!
He yelled and shouted to his assistant to open the door. There was only a handle on the outside of the room, it couldn't be opened from the inside. He banged the door as hard as he could, he shouted till the end of his voice but it was all in vain. The room's walls were too thick, heat-proof and sound-proof. The assistant didn' hear a peep. He simply broke down into despair. He knew (since it was his speciality), that a person could only survive in the room for a maximum 3 hours, before freezing to death.
In the dark, he cried, wept, gave up and kept repeating to himself.
"This is how i'm gonna die!", "ThIS is hoW i'M gONna DIE!", "THIS IS HOW I'M GONNA DIEEE!".
without knowing his boss was traped in the 'room', the assistant then closed the lights, locked the lab and went back home.
The following day, as usual, the assistant arrived early at the lab. He opened the lights, and put on his lab coat. When he opened the 'room' he nearly fainted from the shock. He saw the scientist dead! He regained himself, and called the cops. The cops arrived and did an investigation. they sent the scientist to the hospital for an autopsy to be done. When they got the official report from the hospital, they were bewildered.
The report read..........
cause of death : freezing
Why were the cops bewildered? You see, according to the technician on the scene, the 'room' had broken down and was not funtioning !! Furthermore, the electric thermometer's data showed that the temperature in the room was inadequate to cause freezing to death !!
so how come the scientist died?
If you can recall, dia x sempat nak ambik suhu bilik tu, so dia x tahu suhu bilik tu. Then dia teringat kajiannya dulu yang mendapati paling lama 3 jam boleh hidup dlm bilik tu. Lantasan drpd itu, dia pun mengulangi dlm mindanya... "matilah aku" "matilah aku".... Dia terlalu membayangkan dan meyakini dengan bersungguh2 bahawa dirinya akan mati beku.
the result, he DID (mati beku), in spite the fact that the room was not cold.
Believe it? please DO....
another one.... True also....
There was this lecturer of psychology, he called one of his students. The dr brought out a lighter and lit it, producing a flame. He asked his student to put out his arm and keep his eyes shut no matter what. The dr then said "bear with me, this will only hurt a bit". At the last minute, he brought out a piece of ice and brought it to the students finger. "ow! that was hot" was the response he got, and his finger became red! (fingers become pale when cold btw)
penah x kawan2 terluka, tapi x prasan. then bila tgk luka tu, berdarah. baru terasa sakit? that's a simple example.
Another..... If we had a long day, studied the night through then said "Ni besok mesti penat ni, mesti tdo dlm lecture" percayalah, esoknya akan penat dan tertido. But if we are optimistic and say "Agak penat hari ni. tapi xpe, lepas tdo, bangun pagi esok segar la balik. I've had worse days before" we will feel much better. Still in doubt? Try it out!!
Also the way we think about ourselves, greatly influences who we are.... don't say you're dumb, coz you're NOT, .... say you're smart, coz you ARE.
Be OPTIMISTIC not PESSIMISTIC!!
by the way, ALLAH SWT says in The Quran, Surah At-Tin, ayat 4 ;
"Laqad khlaqnal insana fi ahsani taqwim"
"Sesungguhnya kami Telah menciptakan manusia sebaik-baiknya kejadian."