Look up!

Technology has created a void between people when it comes to exchange of real human emotion. It annoys me every time when someone takes out his/her phone just to check on Facebook, twitter, etc when he/she hangout with friends. It’s just sad and this video is just shows what you are missing. Virtually you may be connected to millions of people around the world but in reality you are just a person alone holding a phone in your hand while others around you is enjoying reality and living life like its suppose to be lived. Full credits to the people behind this the making of this.

 

‘Look Up’ is a lesson taught to us through a love story, in a world where we continue to find ways to make it easier for us to connect with one another, but always results in us spending more time alone.

Where is the price tag?

“With money you can buy a house, but not a home
With money you can buy a clock, but not time
With money you can buy a bed, but not sleep
With money you can buy a book, but not knowledge
With money you can buy a doctor, but not good health
With money you can buy a position, but not respect
With money you can buy blood, but not life
With money you can buy sex, but not love.”

 

Why does a price exist? The answer is obvious, to display the value of an item. But, the irony is things that does not have a price tag is more valuable than something that actually has one. I think that a price tag is just a limitation of a thing’s value. Which is why, some things are priceless and has no price tag. Many people tend to believe that if he/she has wealth,  that person could do anything. Well, they are most definitely wrong beyond any parameters. There is just so many things that one needs to be content in their lives. For instance, the amazing days you spent in your childhood, the butterflies in your stomach on your first date, the happiness of meeting your old friends, graduating and witnessing the smile on your parents faces and many more are the little elements in life that create bigger memories. Just think what are you going to remember in your final days, a good cheese hamburger or the memories of our loved ones.

Money won’t satisfy your life, happiness does.

what happened to your burning desire?

What’s a burning desire? It is the motivation that makes you work, suffer, dance, cry, shout, stand up for what you want and believe that you can achieve your dreams. It’s when someone engages in an activity so much that it becomes what always thinks about,talks about and dreams about. There’s quotation of Martin Luther, “If you have not discovered anything to die for then you are not fit enough to live.” This world needs more people with burning desires. People whose lives would be judged by their actions. Surprisingly, whether you knew it or not, from very young days of your childhood you had experienced these burning desires. When we kids, we wanted to be superheroes, pilots, engineers, poets, writers, princesses, policemen, painters, we wanted to change the world, stand up and be counted, to get attention, climb trees, cross the road, buy candy and eat a lot of ice creams. You know that if children would not get what they want such as the chocolates, ice creams. They would cry! but why ?  because they would do anything to get what they want. I’m not saying to give the children what they want because as we all know that would make them stubborn. Unless if they deserve it of course! What I’m really pointing out is the fact that we ‘had’ those burning desires & asking you where did they go?

All you need is a burning desire.

Let me tell you where I think they got lost and remember things lost can be found. As we grew up, life taught us many things. Bad people got into our lives, disappointments, we got hurt, we fell down, we lost and then we followed the trend that goes by the principle, “we should not think too big, reach too high or love too much.” Some would call it life lessons because of that they stop chasing what they want. But I would take it as an opportunity to prove them wrong and make it a reason to fight for you want. You are meant to shine. You have a purpose, you just need to find it again. Like I said before, things lost can be found. Believe me once you find it, it will become the core of your existence. Thus, you will create your destiny. It get you up at the crack of dawn with fire in belly! Fire burning so bright, a burning desire you can call it.  A desire that will consume you! A desire that you will work hard for! A desire so beautiful and so meaningful. You will change the world and I firmly believe in that! You may want to help the people around. Help your colleagues reach their potential. Help the community. Bring innovative thinking in to the environment around you. All you need is get inside your mind and heart and find that beautiful, meaningful, lost burning desire!

I read about a man who is a lawyer, a leadership expert, motivational speaker, author, social worker. He wants people around the world to reach their potential. That is the whole population. He works day in and day out to try to make this a reality. Extremely crazy? Yes, but an extreme burning desire ? Definitely!

Is he special than you are? No,he just found his cause, his burning desire!

I am me

This is me.
This is how I’ll be.
I lay on my bed and sip my tea.
Thinking about life, freedom and my liberty.
Surrounding me the words of freedom as far as my eyes can see.
In the newspapers, radio and T.V
Everyone is in a rush and has the urge for emotion.
So wide, so diverse, so unpredictable to explain even for Tennessee.
This is me.
This is how I’ll be.
I may eat like a monkey.
I may act like a donkey.
I may think like a turkey.
and yes, seems like a comedy.
But this is me.
This is how I’ll be
So, don’t judge me.
Cause your validation is not important to me.
Same goes to you lady.
I don’t care about the colour of your saree
or design of your goatee.
Or where you were born as a baby.
Let’s put our differences and other things that I didn’t mention because I’m too lazy.
By doing so, lets live in harmony.
Because;
you need to be you.
I need to be me.
This is what we all must be.
or else we may lose our individuality. 

© Nazmi Mahamood, All rights reserved.
http://allpoetry.com/poem/10462155-I_am_me-by-PeaceBoy

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Dare to be yourself!

Did you know? If you had 300 billion brothers and sisters. You would still not be exactly the same as them. Neither, would they be exactly same as each other. Every human is born unique to this would. God is the main and only contributor to insert that individuality into that person. It’s sad to see that in today’s society respect towards individuality has ceased to exist.  Today I mainly see people who just wants to fit in to society rather than stand out. Wheres individuality gone and how were imitators born ? 

Be yourself

A quote that I came across while reading a book. “Imitating is suicide” It just doesn’t mean that you literally  kill yourself but rather you kill you own individual personality. Be a lion not a buffalo. Yes, it’s funny but it has meaning. A lion wakes up everyday knowing that he must run faster than his prey or else he will starve. He hunts alone. He has his own way of life. Buffalo! He disappears to his heard. Do I need to explain more ? 

What are you waiting for ? Bring out the great person within you! Remember this along the way, the greatest thinkers are the people who dare to be themself.  There’s no other better feeling in the world than being yourself.

A blessing in disguise or….?

Today I got my monthly exams starting. Three subjects, English, Business Studies & Accounts and History. So , as I woke up this morning and getting my self ready for school I suddenly felt my stomach my gurgling and rumbling. It was a another bad stomach. I don’t know if I am to take this as a good thing or bad thing because I get to stay home and not go to school to face any exam that day! 😀
You could call it a blessing in disguise (students point of view :p ) because I really was not ready for the exam!

Like wise I was staying at home I was thinking of people like us living in different parts of the world. Do they have these kinds blessings? Well, I don’t believe they just the same story as mine but still do they?
As every one of us know there are people dying and suffering out there. Struggling to find a sip of water to drink some food to ease their hunger. I could admit these people know much about stomach aches. Sometimes I think I’m guilty of enjoying that I had a stomach ache so that I could stay at home without facing my exams.

Read an article today, “Hunger and malnutrition are in fact the number one risk to the health worldwide — greater than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined.” Ouch….!


25,000 people die every day because of starvation? These people are humans just like us, living with a family; father, mother, brother, sister except that they are starving and on the verge of death. We are lucky that we are not one of them. Well, everyone knows the fact that people suffer from hunger, diseases and other things but are we sensible enough to understand the pain and suffering the people undergo? Every time I hear or see some one suffering I try to imagine what if the kids begging for food in the streets is me ? What would be going through my mind ? Only then I could really feel the pain of it. Most of friends say they feel comfortable talking to me about their problems. It must this reason that you imagine yourself that you are that unfortunate person who is suffering. You know, they don’t really have to suffer. After all these years of developments and other crap all the countries have been doing.  It’s high time to focus on finding a solution to these problems or the least we can do is be part of the solution. There are more than a million organizations around the world that helps to feed them but for one minute we must stop and ask ourselves a very simple thing;  what is role we can play in it? It is our collective responsibility to help them in whatever way we can and not waste  food on our side of the world.Has anyone asked the question why is Africa the most affected continent? ( I’m just going to Google it and find out!) Africa is the most affected continent from hunger in the whole world and one thing we must always remember when we attempt to waste ‘Children in Africa starve while you just waste’

Unscrupulous

Sometimes in life we feel so depressed,
but unlike you, someone somewhere is not so blessed.
Somewhere in Burma a Muslim weeps,
while the rest of the world sleeps.
Somewhere in the west, Muslims are labelled as terrorists,
after the turn over events of the 9/11 twist.
Somewhere in a country a Muslim struggles to follow the Islamic lifestyle,
while its government gleefully smile.
Somewhere a Muslim brother dies in the midst of war
while he has nothing to do with all the deaths galore.

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Some where a poor dad cries,
when he cant help his family to a bowl of rice.
Somewhere, a Muslim mother painfully sighs,
for his child the last time it closed its eyes.
Some where, a man ponders if Muslims are to be blamed on themselves.
After all, these are their countries and their affairs dispersed on the shelves.
Somewhere the hypocrisy and double standard of the super power countries
towards the Muslims is indeed shocking to see.
Somewhere someone in the world believes people are trying to destroy Islamic values and the Muslim *Ummah,
which is against any human law.
Somewhere, someone is praying “Oh lord! Save this Ummah! and save this people”
from this killing needle.
Somewhere in this world some one must see that Muslims in this world are not totally free
which every suffering soul shall sadly agree.
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*Ummah – Community