People say that everything in this world has it's own contradictory aspect. Everything that is positive oriented will have the b- side which is negative oriented. Everything is set in pair. Nothing stands alone.
A black is matched with white. Good is the inverse of bad. Cool is the nemesis of hot. Ugly is the
antithesis of pretty.
Dr Jekyll is the gentleman. Mr Hyde is the beast. But it is still the same man.
Mustapha is the him. Ibrahim is the same him. They are like Yin and Yang, completing each other forming a unique personality of a man. Of a single man.
Mustapha might be the dark sided of him. The one who whines, who complains, who feels incompetent and to some extent useless maybe. He feels he is the inferior of everyone. He sees everyone else as a better person than him.
He wish he is somebody else.
Ibrahim is the direct antithesis of Mustapha. He loves his life. He appreciates what he owns. He is thankful to God for what he is. He didn't whine, he didn't feel inferior, he didn't feel useless. He knows that he has weaknesses that are repairable and permanent but he lives on with those things.
He loves himself, confident and proud to be himself.
Men are these creature. Men are always seeking for excuses and scapegoats for things that do not happen as they want it to be. Men are whiners at times.
Now, who are we to question God's judgement and gifts? Do we have the guts to be called as human if we think we are not equally gifted amongst us?
No we don't. We don't have the virtue to do so. We realize and understand the uniqueness and wonder of every person but still at times we complain. At times we feel unfair. After all, we are just fragile human. Human who tends to believe what he wants to see, who tends to see what he wants to see.
So, think and see ourselves as a man. A true man. A man with virtue, with a philosophy that works and toughen up ourselves. We will never be perfect, a hot-tempered man will still has that characteristic till his very last breath even though in little resemblance but we'll never change if we don't try to change.
Accept our weaknesses and utilize our strength. Improvisation is a continuous process that happen to us throughout our brief spell in this world. The main question is- are we ready to embrace it? Are we ready to accept our weaknesses and strength and move forward?
Well, Mustapha and Ibrahim feel so.