"Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there."
Jelaluddin Rumi, 13th century (via beyondcloudnine)
Hana. 92. Muslim. Observer. Truth Seeker. Peace Maker.
In reply to Faisal Khan’s challenge. Link: http://faisaliqbalkhan.wordpress.com/2013/05/20/i-question-you/
1) What do you want to be when you grow up?
I remember as a young girl, I grew up wishing to become a surgeon because I wanted to cure my grandmother. Then as I became older, I told myself that I should become an interior designer because I loved organizing and designing so much. In high school, I realized that becoming an interior designer isn’t as profitable as becoming a petroleum engineer so I changed. But then I said to myself that I need to find a job I love therefore, I chose to become an architecture. After graduating high school, I decided Emirates University in Al Ain would be the right place for me however, I am not to go there because family comes first. “Girls should not be away from her family”.. So, I didn’t and I found my place here, in Abu Dhabi. I went to a university which I eventually love. I can’t imagine myself being who I am today without having to go through all that.
All I know that when I grow up, I want to be myself. I don’t want to be a replica of anyone. I know that I love to learn and I can become anything I want be without needing a piece of paper confirming the title. Here’s a nice info: “Doctors kill more people per year than guns”.
Link to article: http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/tabor/041229
2) Would you be on your best behavior if not being watched?
No. Then again, we’re always watched.
3) Who’s they?
They must be anonymous if you’re asking who they are. According to the dictionary They is “used to refer to people in general as seen in a position of authority”. I refuse to take this definition as it takes the approach of a paranoid Marxist.
4) What is a wave exactly?
The sound of tranquility.
5) What do we see?
There’s no such thing as “we see”. Each one of us sees everything differently. Read Bertrand Russell’s “The Problems Of Philosophy” for further explanation.
6) How do we see it?
Refer to my previous answer.
7) Is it a self-fulfilling prophecy?
8) How do we resist temptation?
Through prayer, self reflection and self control. (Learn patience).
9) How can we unite? Will someone unite us?
We can’t. No.
10) What’s changed?
Countless, innumerable changes. Both internally and externally. It never stops.
11) Are we independent?
12) Are you good? Why? What does good even mean?
You’re questioning your own question. Invalid.
13) Do we keep our promises?
I can’t answer this question with a “we” in it.
14) What do we remember? How do we forget?
It’s something subconscious. We may remember something that traumatized us or affected us in a way that is worth remembering. I frankly don’t know how our selective memory work and why it chooses to forget.
15) What makes us different? What makes us the same?
Space, time and experience. We’re all humans.
16) What do we need? What do we want? Do we have enough?
We need the main elements of subsistence. We want to be happy. We have more than enough.
17) Who, when, where, why, and WTF? What’s next?
I. Time. Place. Reasons. Boundless. Uncertain.
18) Did you hear about the artist that uses rumors for a medium?
19) What’s the difference between total right and moral right?
20) Do you research? Do you absorb? What concerns you? What are you doing about it?
Yes. Yes. What’s relevant. No one’s concern.
A psychologist walked around a room while teaching stress management to an audience. As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they’d be asked the “half empty or half full” question. Instead, with a smile on her face, she inquired: “How heavy is this glass of water?”
Answers called out ranged from 8 oz. to 20 oz.
She replied, “The absolute weight doesn’t matter. It depends on how long I hold it. If I hold it for a minute, it’s not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I’ll have an ache in my arm. If I hold it for a day, my arm will feel numb and paralyzed. In each case, the weight of the glass doesn’t change, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes.” She continued, “The stresses and worries in life are like that glass of water. Think about them for a while and nothing happens. Think about them a bit longer and they begin to hurt. And if you think about them all day long, you will feel paralyzed – incapable of doing anything.”
It’s important to remember to let go of your stresses. As early in the evening as you can, put all your burdens down. Don’t carry them through the evening and into the night. Remember to put the glass down.