What makes human truly human is our ability to justify ourselves when we do the inevitable. What makes this universe truly fair is how it ignores our justifications. What makes God truly great is how He reward those who challenge the inevitable.
Radzi came home from work early and caught his wife with another man doing what she told Radzi she was doing on the phone. She was working a sweat. It is inevitable that he beat the guy up to a pulp and divorce his hysterical wife that instant. Instead of doing the inevitable he cooled down, politely ask the guy to leave, give the guilty wife some time to reflect and solve the problem diplomatically.
Tanggang's mother insisted that Tanggang should not try his luck in the open seas. She was afraid of losing him and used threats to make him feel guilty about leaving. Tanggang ignored his mother's threats and secretly joined a trading ship. He made something of himself throughout the years and one day he was told that he will be doing a trade to his homeland. Instead of doing the inevitable and ignore his mother, Tanggang visited his indifferent mother and gave her onde-onde he bought from a distant town.
Challenging the inevitable is by far the hardest concept a human being could ever grasp. It is inhumane, not in a intestine twisting, brain smashing way lah.
The trouble with challenging the inevitable is the uncertainty of its effect. When one does something out of the ordinary, one would expect an out of the ordinary result. But challenging the inevitability of life events offer very humane and life-like implications. No Radzi will not be rewarded with the power to fly. And no Tanggang will still be affilliated with the Kisah Anak Derhaka myth.
Challenging the inevitable can only take place with the belief of a hidden reward. A reward so gila gila awesome it will literally make playing Tekken6 in the PS3 boring in comparison.
Religion (Islam in my case) gives me a reason to challenge the inevitable. Religion makes people do insanely great things. Religion or the belief of a reward not known to the perceptible world.
*I'm in a middle of shedding the 'extra baggage' I carried from Alor Setar. Philosophy is my antacid. What's yours?